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Reasons Why Tibetans are Self-Immolating? Prime Minister Dr. Lobsang Sangay Speaks Out

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Uploaded on Nov 8, 2011

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Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Dr. Lobsang Sangay discusses the growing crisis in Tibet.
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Nov 3, 2011: 11th Tibetan, a Nun Self Immolated to Protest Against China's 60+ years of Brutal Occupation. Protests Calling for Freedom in Tibet & the Return of HH The Dalai Lama.

In New Delhi, India: A Tibetan man, Sherab Tsedor attempted to Self Immolate in front of Chinese embassy in New Delhi but was stopped by Indian Police. He suffered burn marks on his legs.
Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

Disturbing video from the Free Tibet group allegedly shows a Tibetan Buddhist monk after he committed self-immolation in Ngaba (Aba). Report by Mark Morris.

Other Self Immolation protests:

A teenage Tibetan monk lies partially clothed on the street, his body smoking from setting himself on fire, in a video leaked out of China by Tibetans who believe it was one of several self-immolations in protest of Chinese 50+ years of Brutal Occupation of Tibet.

At least Ten Tibetans in their late teens and 20s have set themselves on fire since March, with five or more of them dying from their injuries.

The man in the video is believed to be Lobsang Konchok, who tried to set himself on fire Sept. 26 at Kirti Monastery in Sichuan province's Aba prefecture, where tensions between monks and the authorities have been high for months.

The shaky 34-second video begins after the fire was doused and shows white fire extinguisher residue covering Lobsang and the ground around him. A woman screams in Tibetan in the background and a police car and several uniformed People's Armed Police officers are visible behind his prone body, but do not appear to assist him.

One officer then approaches the camera and says in Chinese, "No filming," before the video ends. The Associated Press released the video Sunday.

The individuals who shared it with AP did so on condition of anonymity for fear the videographer and those who helped get the video out of China could be punished by the Chinese government.

Link: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.as...
October 17: Reports coming out of Tibet confirm the demise of yet another Tibetan, this time a nun, after she torched her body in an apparent protest against China's continued occupation of Tibet.

Tenzin Wangmo, around 20 years of age, set herself on fire at around 1 pm local time in the Ngaba region of eastern Tibet today.

The exile base of Kirti Monastery, citing eyewitnesses, in a release today said that Tenzin Wangmo self immolated on a crossroad near her monastery, the Mamae Dechen Choekhorling Nunnery, about 3 kms away from Ngaba County.
"Tenzin Wangmo was engulfed in flames as she marched on the streets for nearly 7 to 8 minutes raising slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and religious freedom in Tibet," the release said.

Tenzin Wangmo died immediately.

According to the release, nuns from the Mamae nunnery carried Tenzin Wangmo's body to the nunnery and despite repeated warnings from Chinese security personnel, refuse to give possession of the deceased's body.

"The Chinese authorities have given the nuns an ultimatum to either hand over the deceased's body or bury Tenzin Wangmo's body by tonight," the release said.

The situation around Mamae nunnery, which is the largest nunnery in the Ngaba region with over 350 nuns, is being described as tense.

This is the ninth incidence in this year alone when a Tibetan has been driven to the extreme sacrifice of burning one's own body as a last resort of peaceful action against the Chinese government's repressive policies in Tibet.

The first 17 days of October has already witnessed five self-immolations in Ngaba region.

Khaying, Choephel, and Tenzin Wangmo succumbed to their injuries while Kesang Wangchuk is being described in critical condition. There is no information as yet on the whereabouts of Norbu Damdul who was last seen being taken away by Chinese security personnel on October 15.

The Central Tibetan Administration in a release earlier today said that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be presiding over the "grand prayer service to mourn the tragic self-immolations in Tibet" scheduled for October 19 in Dharamshala, north India.

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