reports just now: "At least four Tibetans set themselves on fire Wednesday to protest Chinese rule in Tibetan areas, according to reports by Free Tibet, an advocacy group, and Radio Free Asia, which is financed by the United States government. Since March 2011, nearly 70 Tibetans have self-immolated, and the number on Wednesday was the highest in a single day.
"Three of those were teenage boy monks in Aba County, known as Ngaba
in Tibetan. One, Dorje, died on the scene, and the other two were taken
to a hospital, according to the reports. Elsewhere, a 23-year-old woman
set fire to herself and died. Radio Free Asia also reported a fifth
self-immolation that took place at night in the Tibet Autonomous Region, but the details remain vague."
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Five Tibetans Set Themselves On Fire in Protest
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