Third Tibetan self-immolates in three days in China

By REUTERS
March 6, 2012 05:42

 
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BEIJING - A Tibetan youth has burned himself to death in southwestern China, the third self-immolation in three days, in what overseas Tibetan rights groups said reflects growing resentment against Beijing's policies in the Tibetan areas of China.

It was the 25th self-immolation in the past year, with at least 18 believed to have died from their injuries, according to rights groups.

The latest deaths were all lay people and not, as is often the case, Buddhist monks or former clergy. Rights groups said this reflects a wider frustration among ethnic Tibetans at China's tightening security measures in Tibetan areas.

The self-immolations pose a small but potentially destabilizing challenge to China's regional policies and the government has branded those who set themselves alight as terrorists.

Free Tibet and International Campaign for Tibet said Dorjee, 18, died after he set himself ablaze in Aba county in Sichuan province on Monday in protest at China's policy on Tibet.

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