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In Occupied Tibetan Monastery, a Reason for Fiery Deaths

posted on June 8, 2012

Edward Wong at The New York Times reports on the recent wave of self-immolations by Tibetans in protest of Chinese rule. Wong writes, “At least 38 Tibetans have set fire to themselves since 2009, and 29 have died.” In reaction, the Chinese government has stepped up security. Wong reports, “The Ngaba exiles here say the security measures imposed on the town and the monastery have been extreme, even by the standards of Chinese control in Tibet.”

Read at The New York Times