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Tibetan Man Self-immolates in China's Sichuan Province

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A Tibetan man set himself on fire Thursday evening near the Kirti Monastery in China's Sichuan province.

Sources tell VOA's Tibetan service the action was an apparent protest against Chinese rule.

Tibet, immolation dated November 11, 2013.Tibet, immolation dated November 11, 2013.
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Tibet, immolation dated November 11, 2013.
Tibet, immolation dated November 11, 2013.
This is the second self-immolation this year. Since 2009, more than 120 Tibetans demanding the return of Tibetan leader The Dalai Lama and Tibetan freedom have self-immolated.

Palden, a Tibetan exile who has close contacts in the area, says there are not many details known about Thursday's self-immolation, including the man's name or if he is dead or alive.

Tibetan sources also say that  a number of Chinese security personnel have arrived in the area and local communications lines have reportedly been restricted.

The Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala has urged Tibetans not to take such drastic action, and the U.S. government has called on China to resolve the Tibetan issue with a resumption of dialogue with the representatives of the Dalai Lama.

Chinese officials have not commented on Thursday's self-immolation.

This report was produced in collaboration with the VOA Tibetan service.

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by: çhukwuemeka Ukor from: lagos,Nigeria
February 21, 2014 11:37 AM
In the case of immolation is bad because it is against the laws of heaven which is tien li, because too a suicide must come baçk no matter the cause.then another thing about the chinese people is that they must pay whatever they have done to the Tibetans. Who are the chinese people to tell whom the Tibetans are to meet or not or to try to tell any of the democractic nations whom to meet?china people must take their time.just look at the way they are supporting north Korea on their evil machinations on their people.there are kharmic justice.


by: Wangchuk from: NY
February 14, 2014 11:15 PM
d163 sounds like yet another 50 Cent Gang member paid by the CCP to attack the CCP;'s critics and come rushing to the defense of the PRC Govt. It is well-known that China has over 1 million officials and private citizens working for them to monitor, censor & "control' the Internet.


by: d163 from: mainland china
February 13, 2014 10:34 PM
Rob, so what will you comment on Scotland issue ? will GB the sick man of the west ? it appears to me you are a extremist, be constructive.. ..


by: Rob Swift from: Great Britain
February 13, 2014 4:15 PM
While the highest form remains the self-controlled man, China remains the sick man of the east.

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