Group says tenth Tibetan monk burns self in west China

By REUTERS
October 26, 2011 04:53

BEIJING - A Tibetan Buddhist monk doused himself in fuel and set himself ablaze in far western China on Tuesday, the tenth ethnic Tibetan this year to resort to the extreme form of protest, an overseas advocacy group said.

The Free Tibet group said the latest self-immolation happened outside a monastery in Ganzi in Sichuan province, about 150 km (95 miles) south of Aba, the site of eight of the last nine self-immolations since March to protest against religious controls imposed by the Chinese government.

In a statement emailed late on Tuesday, Free Tibet said it had no information about the monk's name, whereabouts, or whether he survived the incident.

Nor did it specify its sources.


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