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CHINA - TIBET
A Tibetan killed, six arrested in protest against Chinese mines
At least 1,000 Tibetans demonstrated against the reopening of a mine in Markham. Police fired live ammunition. Chinese companies show no respect for the sanctity of the area and do not care about the ecological impact of mining. Tashi, a young 21 year old who set himself on fire two days ago in Ngaba has died.
/ Agencies) - Chinese security forces
have killed a Tibetan and arrested six others as they tried to disperse a demonstration of 1000 people against the resumption of mining in the county of Markham.
According to the news released by Radio
Free Asia, the police fired tear gas and live
ammunition into the crowd that
had gathered and was marching towards the site of the mine.
the past there had been large demonstrations, but the police had always managed to disperse them without too much violence. The man killed was called Nyima, the names of only five of the six arrested are known: Dawa, Atsong, Phuntsog Nyima, Jamyang Wangmo and Kelsang Yudron.
Chinese mining has often led to clashes with the Tibetan population who denounce
the companies for failing to respect the sacredness of area
and the ecological impact of mining.
The Tibetan subsoil is rich in copper, chromium, iron,
gold, silver, potassium, and natural gas. Last year, the Chinese government increased in
mining investment in the region.
Meanwhile, one of the two young men who
set themselves on fire Aug. 13 in Ngaba is reported to have died. He is 21 year old layman Tashi, a former student at the Kirti monastery
On 14 August, the restaurants and shops of Tibetan Nagba closed
their doors in a sign of mourning. Following the two self-immolation, the leaders of the Kirti monastery were called by the government authorities
17/03/2012 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan monk self immolates. Thousands on the streets demanding freedom
Lobsang Tsultrim, 20, set himself on fire yesterday in front of t Kirti Monastery in Sichuan, in protest against Chinese occupation. In the neighboring province of Qinghai at least a thousand Tibetans peacefully demonstrate for the release of 50 men who were arrested because they called for the return of the Dalai Lama.
31/01/2013 TIBET - CHINA
China condemns Tibetan monk to death for "instigating" self immolations
Lorang Konchok, 40, has also lost his political rights. With him, his nephew also condemned to 10 years in prison. Sichuan court declares them guilty of murder in eight cases of self-immolation, three of them fatal.
07/04/2008 TIBET – CHINA
Two Tibetan monks commit suicide as police invades monasteries
Chinese police searches monasteries one by one, arresting hundreds of monks, parading them in the streets as a warning. Two monks commit suicide, “guilty” of taking part in “peaceful protests.” Tibetan exiles say what is happening now has been happening for years.
14/08/2012 CHINA - TIBET
Beatings and arrests while two Tibetans set themselves on fire
Two young men, Lungtok and Tashi, set themselves on fire on the "path of the martyrs" in Ngaba, where there have been several suicides. The two young men were students at the Kirti monastery medical school. Tibetan demonstrators beaten by police with clubs and iron picks.
In Ngaba, 18-year-old monk becomes 44th Tibetan to die from self-immolation
Lobsang Lozin came from Kirti monastery. In March, two other monks from the same monastery set themselves on fire. Tensions persist between Chinese police and the local population. Fellow monks were able to recover the body for funeral rites.
HONG KONG – CHINA – VATICAN
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