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Tibetan Dies in First Immolation Protest of New Year

Tibetan self-immolations through December 10, 2012.Tibetan self-immolations through December 10, 2012.
Tibetan self-immolations through December 10, 2012.
Tibetan self-immolations through December 10, 2012.
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire Saturday to protest Chinese rule in ethnic Tibetan areas.
The man, named Tsebey, was in his early twenties. Authorities say he died at the protest site in the Sangchu region of eastern Tibet.
Tibetan activists say it was the first self-immolation of 2013.
Since 2009, more than 90 Tibetans have self-immolated to protest Chinese rule. The recent increase in self-immolations has coincided with Tibetans staging several anti-China rallies, despite a heavy Chinese security presence.
Beijing accuses Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, of inciting the self-immolations to promote Tibetan separatism.

The Dalai Lama denies the charge.

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by: Jonathan Huang from: canada
January 13, 2013 1:27 AM
those 20-years old monks probably spend more time in temples and on being brainwashed than on talking to their parents. How much do they know about normal Tibetans thoughts?
Why normal Tibetans dont do this stupid self immolation? Because they know their life is getting better, and they are grateful. And they have better life than those live in the Democratic India. Those monks are brainwashed and they lost their privileges as slave masters, no wondering why they hate communist party so much, because Communist party freed all their slaves those were their PROPERTIES!

by: Jonathan huang from: canada
January 12, 2013 5:58 PM
Why those self-immolations always teens or monks?
Interesting, they are same group of people vulnerable to brain washing. Dalai, you should really stop your evil agenda, just for your folks own sake.
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by: jonathan huang from: canada
January 22, 2013 10:58 PM
@Ritu from: USA, which old man you are talking about? the previous slave master? Sorry he did not flee from oppression, he was the oppression on majority Tibetans.
And "the troops who are humiliating an entire culture by denying them their identity", I guess you are talking about the native Americans.
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by: Ritu from: USA
January 13, 2013 11:57 AM
I am amazed at your logic! So the troops who are humiliating an entire culture by denying them their identity, their land and their self respect have absolutely nothing to do with it! Only an old man who fled for his life more than half a century ago from the same oppressors, and lives in exile thousands of miles away could be responsible for the frustration the people or should I say nation of Tibet feels. In my opinion, only a brainwashed communist party loyalist can come up with your logic. "Evil" really is a matter of perspective and to most of the civilized world its "China" with its expansionist agenda that is "Evil" not an old monk.

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