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Troops arrive on the scene after Namlha Tsering's self-immolation.

Tibetan farmer from nomadic area sets fire to himself in Labrang

A 49-year old Tibetan man called Namlha Tsering set himself on fire today in the main street of Labrang, Gansu (the Tibetan area of Amdo), which is not far from Labrang monastery. Images emerged showing a man huddled on the road amidst traffic with his body ablaze. Chinese police and paramilitary arrived quickly on the […]

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Troops are seen closing in on Dorje Rinchen's body

New images from Tibet depict self-immolation of Dorje Rinchen in Labrang today and aftermath

A remarkable new set of images from Labrang today depict the self-immolation of Dorje Rinchen and its aftermath, showing the Tibetan farmer running down the street ablaze, and a buildup of troops in confrontation with local people trying to protect Dorje Rinchen. The self-immolation of Dorje Rinchen has been confirmed by the Chinese state media […]

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Dorje Rinchen

Tibetan farmer self-immolates in Labrang

A Tibetan farmer in his late fifties called Dorje Rinchen (pictured) set fire to himself today in Labrang and has died. Dorje Rinchen’s self-immolation follows that of a Tibetan man Dhondup, in his sixties, near the entrance of Labrang monastery yesterday. Dhondup had said before he died that he felt if Tibetans needed to self-immolate, […]

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Tibetan beaten to death by police in Labrang

A Tibetan man in his twenties was beaten to death by police after he was stopped for driving a motorbike in the town of Labrang (Chinese: Xiahe) in Gansu, eastern Tibet, according to at least two Tibetans in exile and in contact with people in the area. The family has been compensated with a large […]

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Images of protest by Tibetan children and students obtained from Tibet

All photos: VOA Tibetan language TV New images of a protest by Tibetan schoolchildren in Labrang (Chinese: Xiahe) on April 24 have been obtained from Tibet. The images confirm that several hundred students from Labrang Tibetan Middle School, including several children who appear to be as young as ten or 11, were involved in the […]

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