Two Tibetan monks in their early 20s set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule near dozens of pilgrims who had gathered for prayers to mark the end of the Tibetan New Year festival, a Tibet rights group said. Both died. A third monk was taken to a hospital after setting himself alight in a separate incident, another group reported. His condition and whereabouts weren’t immediately known.
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 Tibetan protester doused himself with gasoline, set himself ablaze and chanted anti-China slogans as he ran down a street in Nepal’s capital Wednesday, the latest in a string of self-immolations protesting China’s rule over Tibet.
Five Tibetans set themselves on fire in China in an unprecedented string of protests ahead of the country’s once-in-a-decade leadership change, the Tibetan exile government said Thursday.
A 23-year-old man has become the fifth Tibetan in a week to set himself on fire and die in a county in far western China to protest against Chinese rule, a rights group said Saturday.
A Tibetan man in his 50s is believed to have died after setting himself on fire Monday in the latest protest against Chinese rule over the Himalayan region, a London-based rights group said.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
An unidentified man set himself on fire Thursday morning inside the kiosk housing Magellan’s Cross located between the Cebu City Hall and the Basilica del Santo Niño.
A British human rights group says another Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in a protest against Chinese rule over the Himalayan region in the 10th self-immolation this year.