Why People Set Themselves on Fire to Protest China

In an effort to understand the cause of the recent surge of self-immolations by Tibetans, CBS News interviews a young Tibetan man living in Tongren (Rebkong), the site of recent protests, and Tibet scholar Robert Barnett: Robert...

79th Tibetan Self-Immolation Reported

Exile news site Phayul reports the tenth self-immolation in Tongren (Rebkong) this month, bringing the overall total since 2009 to 79. The Dharamshala-based site also claims that Chinese officials have been ordered to deter...

Tibetans Protest After Self-Immolations (Updated)

On Wednesday, five Tibetans self-immolated in protest against Chinese policies in Tibet. The next day, a former monk set himself alight in Tongren, Qinghai. Following this incident, thousands of people gathered in protest in...



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