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Another Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire in Protest

22 October 2012

Another Tibetan has set himself on fire while shouting slogans calling for the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet, a London-based rights group said. Free Tibet said Lhamo Kyeb, a 27-year-old father of two children, died on Saturday near a monastery in northwestern China’s Gansu Province. Citing a witness, it said he set himself on fire and ran toward Bhora monastery in Xiahe county and that state security forces standing nearby ran after him and tried to put out the flames. The group said nearly 60 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since March 2011 to protest Chinese rule over the Himalayan region.—AP