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Tibetan Activists Seek Attention, Action With Self-Immolationsi
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December 31, 2012
The government in Beijing is reported to be tightening controls in parts of Tibet where residents have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. Nearly a hundred self-immolations have been reported in a wave that began in 2009, and most are said to have ended in death. Tibetan activists outside the region are seeking to draw attention to the plight of their people. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports from Washington.

Tibetan Activists Seek Attention, Action With Self-Immolations

Published December 31, 2012

The government in Beijing is reported to be tightening controls in parts of Tibet where residents have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. Nearly a hundred self-immolations have been reported in a wave that began in 2009, and most are said to have ended in death. Tibetan activists outside the region are seeking to draw attention to the plight of their people. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports from Washington.


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