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The Self-Immolation of Tibetan Monks

posted Dec 9, 2011, 9:21 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 7:36 PM ]

By Nate Rawlings, TIME Magazine, 12/7/2011

It usually takes a U.S. President tweaking Beijing by meeting with the Dalai Lama, or a celebrity-studded Richard Gere fundraiser, to get Tibet into the news these days. Even then, the attention is fleeting. Not so the despair of many Tibetans at their plight under Chinese rule, now in its seventh decade. TIME's Hannah Beech sneaked into Twu in eastern Tibet earlier this year to report one of the most gripping stories out of the region in years: At least eight Tibetan monks, two of them teenagers, have torched themselves this year to protest Chinese rule....


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