» 08/06/2013, 00.00
NEPAL - TIBET
Kathmandu, Tibetan monk sets himself on fire near Buddhist stupa
The man is the second in Nepalese to choose self-immolation to demand an end to Chinese repression in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama to Lhasa. Meanwhile, the police arrest six Christian converts from Hinduism because "they killed a cow to eat it." The police admits: "It is not a crime, but the religious pressures are strong."
21/05/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, a father of four sets himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule
Self-immolations climb to 140 since 2009, when this extreme form of protest against Beijing first began. Tenzin Gyatso, 35, was taken away by police in critical condition: it is unclear whether he's dead or alive. The central government launches raids and searches in the Tibet ahead of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday.
20/04/2012 TIBET - CHINA
Ngaba, two Tibetans aged 20 self-immolate
Choephag Kyab and Sonam demand an end to Chinese occupation and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Recently, Chinese police attacked another Tibetan who had just set himself on fire. General Secretary of Tibetan Youth Congress: "An absolute barbarity that will power our protests."
10/03/2015 CHINA - TIBET - NEPAL
China accuses Dalai Lama of profaning Tibetan Buddhism over reincarnation
The next governor of Tibet launches attack on the Nobel Peace Prize winner: "His statements about reincarnation are hypocritical and contrary to religion. It is the Chinese central government that recognizes and endorses the leader of Buddhism." In Nepal the authorities prohibit "any event" to commemorate the failed uprising in Tibet.
18/03/2013 TIBET - CHINA
Kirti monk self immolates in memory of Tibetans killed in March 2008
The religious, 28, set himself on fire and died in Sichuan province, where 16 March 2008 the Chinese army violently suppressed peaceful protest of Tibetan monks. A few days before a Tibetan woman also set herself on fire on the eve of the appointment of a new Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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.
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