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Tibetan woman dies of self-immolation in Tibet: Toll rises to 115

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Dzamthang-MonaseteryDharamshala: – A Tibetan woman died Tuesday after setting herself on fire in Zamthang county, Ngaba region, northeastern Tibet (Chinese: Aba Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province) in an apparent protest against China's hardline and repressive policies in Tibet.

"Chuktso, a 20-year old Tibetan woman died after setting himself on fire near Zmathang Monastery, Zamthang county in Ngaba to protest against Chinese failed policies, on April 16, Tuesday afternoon (around 3.pm local time)," Tseyang Gyatso, a Tibetan man living in exile in India told The Tibet Post International.

"The body was then taken to Jonang Monastery where a traditional prayer service is being held by monks and local Tibetans," Tseyang further added.

'Chuktso, a mother of 3-year-old child is the sixth to have occurred in the small town of Dzamthang. The Chinese police and security personnel arrived at the scene shortly after the incident and ordered the body cremated this evening,' said Tseyang.

The latest incident has pushed the total number of self-immolations in Tibet to 115 since 2009, at-least 97 of them reportedly passed-away due to burn injuries.

The most common call for the return of the spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his homeland and freedom for Tibetans. However, many also called for Tibetan independence.



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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:59 )  


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