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Friday, March 29, 2013

Tibetan Monk Dies in Self-Immolation in China

A Tibetan monk killed himself this week by self-immolation near his monastery in western China, according to a report on Thursday by Radio Free Asia, which is financed by the United States government.
The act by the monk, Kunchok Tenzin, 28, took place at a major intersection near Mori monastery, in Gansu Province, which has a significant Tibetan population.
The news organization said word of the self-immolation leaked out only two days after the act because of “communications difficulties.”
Chinese security forces have locked down many parts of the Tibetan plateau because of the wave of self-immolations and protests against Chinese rule. At least 114 Tibetans have set fire to themselves in Tibetan regions of China since 2009, according to Radio Free Asia’s count. On Monday, a Tibetan forest ranger, Lhamo Kyab, 43, killed himself by self-immolation in an eastern county of the Tibet Autonomous Region by stepping into a burning wood pile.

Tibetan Monk Dies in Self-Immolation in China March 29, 2013

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