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Tibet Self Immolation

Tibetan Nun Sets Herself On Fire

AP | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A nun set herself on fire while crying out for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet in the latest in dozens of self-immolations in recen...


Thubten Samphel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Thubten Samphel

With this latest self-immolation, since 2009, 125 Tibetans have set themselves on fire. All of them have expressed the same refrain: freedom for Tibet and return of the Dalai Lama.

Tibetan Nun Dies After Self-Immolation

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

A Tibetan nun who last week set fire to herself in protest at Chinese rule has died, a US-based broadcaster and rights group said.The woman set hersel...

Dalai Lama: Self-Immolations Have Little Effect

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

By Thuy Ong SYDNEY, June 13 (Reuters) - Tibetans setting themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule are having little effect o...

3 Tibetans Self-Immolate To Protest China

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heav...

Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates Inside China Temple

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

BEIJING — A U.S.-backed broadcaster says a Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire inside a western Chinese monastery criticized by authoritie...

Tibetan New Year Canceled

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

By Ben Blanchard XIAHE, China, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Tibetans in a northwest part of China which has been a focus of self-immolation prot...

China Punishes Tibetans In Self-Immolation Case

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

BEIJING — Chinese courts convicted eight Tibetans over accusations they incited others to self-immolate in the first such prosecutions to become...

Reports: Another Tibetan Sets Self On Fire

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

BEIJING -- An overseas rights group says a Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire, marking the year's first self-immolation in protest of ...

Teenage Girl Sets Self On fire To Protest China

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

BEIJING — A teenage girl set herself on fire on the grasslands of an ethnic Tibetan region in western China, becoming the eighth child to self-i...

2 Tibetans Self-Immolate In China

AP | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese state media say two more Tibetans have killed themselves by self-immolation, as the wave of deadly protests against Chinese rule sh...

Exiled Leader: Tibetans Have 'Sacred Duty' To Support Self-Immolations

Religion News Service | Vishal Arora | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion

NEW DELHI (RNS) As the 18th congress of China's Communist Party began in Beijing this week, six more Tibetans set themselves on fire as Tibetan leader...

Chinese Police Offer Cash For Tips On Self-Immolators

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Police in a heavily Tibetan region of far west China are offering tipsters a reward of $7,700 for information about planned self-immolation...

Farmer Sets Self On Fire In China, Dies (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

BEIJING — A Tibetan farmer has died after setting himself on fire in remote northwest China, in the second self-immolation death near the Labran...

Tibetan Man Sets Self On Fire In Protest

AP | Posted 10.21.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Another Tibetan has set himself on fire while shouting slogans calling for the Dalai Lama's return to Tibet, a London-based rights group sa...

Grandfather Of Tibetan Leader Sets Self On Fire To Protest China

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

BEIJING -- The grandfather of a revered Tibetan Buddhist figure died Saturday after setting himself on fire in protest of Chinese rule, the London-bas...

Protest Or Sacrifice? China's Anti-Imperialist Propaganda Backfires In Tibet

Rebecca Novick | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Novick

With TIME magazine hoisting the self-immolations in Tibet as the top most underreported story of 2011, suddenly there is a window of attention on this disturbing trend.

In The Internet Age, Tibet Is Still The Hidden Kingdom

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

There is little hope that Tibet will move off the back burner of global concern. How many more Tibetans will burn themselves in a futile attempt to grab the attention of a world that is looking elsewhere?

Nun Dies After Setting Herself On Fire

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

BEIJING -- A Buddhist nun died after setting herself on fire Thursday, Chinese state media reported, in the 11th case of self-immolation among Tibetan...

Dalai Lama Honors Tibetans Who Set Selves On Fire

AP | By ANGUS McDONALD | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

DHARMSALA, India -- The Dalai Lama fasted and led prayers Wednesday to honor nine Tibetans who set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule,...

China Attacks Dalai Lama Over Tibetan Self Immolations

AP | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday accused overseas followers of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of inciting a recent string of self-immolations ...