» 03/20/2017, 09.45
TIBET - CHINA
First Tibetan immolation of 2017: a young 24 year old sets himself on fire
The victim, Pema Gyaltsen, was a farmer. His family beaten by police in Kardze. He is the 147 immolation since 2009. He called for the return of the Dalai Lama and for freedom in Tibet.
08/03/2016 09:55:00 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan mother: Enough self-immolations, life is sacred
Nyima Yangkyi lost her 16 year old son, Dorjee Tsering, who set himself on fire to protest the Chinese occupation in Tibet. At his funeral in Dharamsala, the woman appealed to the young people: "You have many ways to serve your country and the Dalai Lama, our great spiritual leader. You have to study, you have to work for our country. But do not set yourselves on fire! I appeal to all of you: stay alive".
23/08/2016 13:14:00 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, Beijing tightens laws against protests and self-immolations
The government plans of the prison "longer" for anyone who sets himself on fire, manifested for independence or autonomy for Tibet, sends abroad about the situation of the province. Chinese repression threatens to exacerbate even more the situation.
27/11/2012 TIBET - CHINA
Penpa Tsering: Tibetans continue to set themselves on fire because China represses them
The president of the Tibetan parliament in exile accuses China of pushing young Tibetans "to the brink of despair." In two days, four young people between 18 and 24 have immolated themselves. A demonstration of 1,000 students in Qinghai was suppressed with violence and tear gas by police. Twenty students were seriously injured. The authorities have banned self-immolations and are demanding the involvement of village leaders to stop them. Even the families must sign. Fines and imprisonment for those who refuse.
09/12/2016 10:30:00 TIBET - CHINA
Gansu, Tibetan self immolates invoking the Dalai Lama
The 146th immolation since 2009. Police have taken the victim's body. The scene was filmed. The Dalai Lama: "Safeguarding life as the highest" value.
02/03/2016 16:12:00 TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Tibet, two self-immolations against Chinese rule. 16 year old in grave condition
A Buddhist monk and a boy set themselves on fire to demand the independence of the region and the return of the Dalai Lama. March is the toughest month for the diaspora and for the Tibetans: they commemorate the many uprisings bloodily suppressed by Beijing. The Nepalese government reassures China: "Protests will not be allowed".
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