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Group: The 100th Tibetan self-immolates in China



Nepalese policemen rush as a Tibetan monk burns after he set himself on fire in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The Tibetan monk doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in Nepal’s capital Wednesday in what is believed to be the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule in Tibet. Nearly 100 Tibetan monks, nuns and lay people have set themselves on fire in various countries, mostly in ethnic Tibetan areas inside China, since 2009. AP

BEIJING — An overseas Tibetan rights group says an ex-monk has set himself on fire, becoming the 100th Tibetan to self-immolate in China since 2009 in protest of the Chinese rule.

A few Tibetans outside China also have burned themselves, most recently in Nepal on Wednesday. The protesters have called for the return of their spiritual leader Dalai Lama and more freedom for Tibetans.

London-based Free Tibet said Thursday that 37-year-old Lobsang Namgyal died Feb. 3 in front of a public security bureau in Aba prefecture in southwestern China’s Sichuan province.

The self-claimed, Tibetan government-in-exile has confirmed the report. The exile government has repeatedly urged Tibetans not to self-immolate.

Beijing has accused the Dalai Lama of inciting the self-burning acts.


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  • Guest

    This is by far the most eco-friendly way of producing heat, light and energy. The Tibetans must be commended by the Chinese Politburo for coming up with such an ingenious idea. If more Tibetans set themselves on fire, there will be more heat, more light and more energy. This used to be the stuff science fiction was made of, but now the Tibetans are turning it into reality. If only the Dalai Lama could participate and set himself on fire for the sake of humanity, there will be less CO2 emissions, less pollution in our atmosphere and less global warming. The key to solving Climate Change lies in the hand of Dalai Lama.

    Action speaks louder than words. Is Dalai Lama really for humanity or not?

    • patrickinca

       They should burn more chinese instead because there are plenty of them.

    • carlorocci

      Tell that to Chinese Politburo because Beijing is the most polluted city in the world. Polluted more than ever.  The key to solve the pollution in China is to burn the Chinese people. Start douse yourself with gasoline then set yourself with fire.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

        Polluted pati utak ng Chinese Pollutburo…

    • JOSE RIZAL

      hat a shameless display of arrogance and indifference. burning all the chinese communist nincompoofs and thieves is one of the greatest service to this world. another greatest deed will be the burning of all zionist israelis everywhere in this world. then the world will be cleansed of your evil. pweeeeh.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Now if only members of the Chinese Plitburo could do this to themselves too.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Revenge for all the ducks they’ve cooked in Peking and elsewhere~

  • Meow Ming

    Free Tibet ! China get out !

  • Sweet Disguised

    Honestly, this is stupid. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

      China is more stupid!!!

  • JOSE RIZAL

    down with communist china. pull them down and feed them to the ducks. quack quack quack.

  • jurbinsky77

    China is the imperialist entity not the US. The next time Bayan, LFS or the likes of Etta Rosales say otherwise, will somebody slap them in the face, please?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    GamayUten, Pokpok Daisy et.,Al should also emulate themselves for China. 

  • dikoy321

    Support TIBET, KICK OUT China !

  • MostHatedRace

    The Filipinos support Tibet Independence, as well as Taiwan independence. China is better off when disintegrated and each chinese province be independent from the pulitburo group. I hope every chinese have the guts to do the same.

  • FreeTibet

    We Tibetans across the globe have investedin democracy and non-violence in their 50-year struggle for autonomy but have not got adequate international support form the world. Tibetan movement remains nonviolent and that the people who have self-immolated harmed only themselves. None of them have tried to harm Han chineses. My parents had to leave our home and escape into themountains when the Chinese communist soldiers rampagedthrough the village, destroying monasteries and killinganybody who resisted. We lost everything our home, our village, those whoremained behind in Tibet suffered so much torture andhumiliation that many have committed suicide. Tibet will die if we do not continue to support it. Tibetans people are not afraid of the Chinese bullies, and tortue. We Tibetans youth believe that if the peaceful Tibetan struggle turns violent, it would be a catastrophic tragedy for not only Tibetans and Chinese, but also for the whole world, as Tibet would then have become an epitome of the failure of non-violence as a means of freedom struggle.

  • FreeTibet

    We Tibetans across the globe have investedin democracy and non-violence in their 50-year struggle for autonomy but have not got adequate international support form the world. Tibetan movement remains nonviolent and that the people who have self-immolated harmed only themselves. None of them have tried to harm Han chineses. My parents had to leave our home and escape into themountains when the Chinese communist soldiers rampagedthrough the village, destroying monasteries and killinganybody who resisted. We lost everything our home, our village, those whoremained behind in Tibet suffered so much torture andhumiliation that many have committed suicide. Tibet will die if we do not continue to support it. Tibetans people are not afraid of the Chinese bullies, and tortue. We Tibetans youth believe that if the peaceful Tibetan struggle turns violent, it would be a catastrophic tragedy for not only Tibetans and Chinese, but also for the whole world, as Tibet would then have become an epitome of the failure of non-violence as a means of freedom struggle.



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