November 15, 2012

In Tibet, Protests and Self-Immolations

Julia Famularo, China Power

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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.

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TAGGED: Human Rights, Tibet, China

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