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Indian police halt Tibetan’s self-immolation bid

A Tibetan exile set himself on fire outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Friday before Indian police intervened, witnesses said, in the latest self-immolation protest against China. The young protester poured liquid fuel on his body and lit himself before police overpowered him and put out the flames,…

China’s Tibetan Buddhists live in fear after immolations

A Tibetan lama in southwest China dodges questions about a wave of self-immolations in the region, saying his monks are forbidden even to speak about the protests against religious repression. Standing under the new roof of the Buddhist monastery’s main hall, the maroon-clad monk nervously fingers his prayer beads as…

Eighth Tibetan burns himself in protest in China

BEIJING (Reuters) – A young Tibetan man has set himself on fire in southwestern China, an exiled Tibetan activist said on Sunday, the eighth self-immolation this year in a region that has become the center of defiance of Beijing’s religious controls. The 19-year-old former monk at the Kirti monastery in…

Successor chosen by Dalai Lama ‘illegal’: China

China said Monday any successor chosen by the Dalai Lama would be “illegal” after the Tibetan spiritual leader announced that he, and not Beijing, would decide whether he should be reincarnated. The Dalai Lama, who is 76, said on Saturday he would decide when he was “about 90″ whether he…

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