【 Associated Press 】   Post Date: 10/7/2012
Tibetan man dies in latest self-immolation protest
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Beijing rule over the Himalayan region, a rights group said, the latest in a line of dozens of Tibetans to use self-immolation as a form of dissent.
Sunday, 07 October, 2012, 11:40am
 
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A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Beijing rule over the Himalayan region, a rights group said, the latest in a line of dozens of Tibetans to use self-immolation as a form of dissent.
 
Sangye Gyatso, a 27-year-old father of two, called out for freedom of religion and language in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans’ exiled spiritual leader, before setting himself on fire on Saturday in northwest China’s Gansu province, Free Tibet said in a statement.
 
The incident happened around midday near a monastery outside the city of Tsoe, known as Hezuo in Chinese, the London-based group said.
 
A man from the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture propaganda office said he had no information about the reported incident. Calls to the local police rang unanswered. Independent verification of events and conditions in Tibet is nearly impossible because of restrictions on travel.
 
“Sangye Gyatso’s protest demonstrates the absolute determination of Tibetans to secure their freedom, no matter what the personal cost may be,” Free Tibet director Stephanie Brigden said in a statement late on Saturday.
 
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