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Tibetan Monk and Woman Die in Burning Protest

The Associated Press reports Lobsang Thokmey, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, set himself on fire at Kirti monastery on Saturday, one of two self-immolations in the past week. This self-immolation marks the fifth anniversary of the...

Three Self-Immolations Amid Crackdown, Debate

Three Tibetan self-immolations have taken place in recent days, according to exile media, amid vigorous discussion of the protests and a continued crackdown by Chinese authorities. From Dharamsala-based Phayul.com: Tsezung Kyab,...

Tibetan Self-Immolates, Others Arrested

Voice of America reports that yet another Tibetan has perished after self-immolating in Ngaba county, Sichuan province – a region with a majority population of ethnic Tibetans and long a hotbed for protest against Chinese...

92nd Tibetan Self-Immolation Reported

Dharamsala-based Phayul.com reports that a 92nd self-immolation protest took place on Monday evening. Lobsang Gendun, a 29-year-old Tibetan monk self-immolated in Golog Pema Dzong at around 7:45 pm (local time). He succumbed to...

U.S. Ambassador Visited Tibetans in September

America’s ambassador to China has publicly acknowledged a late September visit to China’s western frontier, a region which has seen numerous self-immolations by Tibetans in protest of Chinese rule, according to The...

Tibetan Envoys Resign As Situation Worsens

Edward Wong of The New York Times reports that two senior representatives of the Dalai Lama who took part in nine rounds of negotiations with China have resigned: […]The envoys, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, said in a...

Hundreds Reportedly Detained in Lhasa Crackdown

Security forces in Lhasa have detained or expelled hundreds of residents and pilgrims, according to a local source, after two monks reportedly set themselves on fire outside the Jokhang Temple on Sunday in the most serious...

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