November 15, 2012
In Tibet, Protests and Self-Immolations
Julia Famularo, China Power
During the 18th Party Congress in Beijing, a total of eleven Tibetans set themselves on fire, bringing the total thus far to an estimated 74 individuals. The self-immolations are undoubtedly an embarrassment to Chinese leaders, who were hoping to keep the spotlight focused on their once-in-a-decade political transition of power.
TAGGED: Human Rights, Tibet, China