Clampdown in Wake of Burning

RFAPublished online October 1, 2012 by Radio Free Asia.
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Reported by RFA’s Tibetan service. Translated by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Richard Finney.

Chinese forces have tightened security in a Tibetan-populated county of Qinghai province following the self-immolation Saturday of a Tibetan man protesting rule by Beijing, according to Tibetan sources.

Yungdrung, 27, set himself ablaze on Saturday on a shop-lined street in Dzatoe (in Chinese, Zaduo) county in the restive Yulshul (in Chinese, Yushu) prefecture.

Wearing traditional Tibetan dress, he shouted slogans calling for Tibetan independence and for the return to Tibet of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama before Chinese police took him away, witnesses said.

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