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Groups Say Tibetan Woman Sets Self on Fire

31 May 2012

Two reports say a Tibetan mother of three has died in the latest in a recent wave of self-immolations to protest Chinese rule. The woman set herself on fire outside a Buddhist monastery on Wednesday afternoon in an ethnically Tibetan region of western Sichuan Province. She died at the scene, according to London-based Free Tibet and Radio Free Asia. That would mark at least the 35th Tibetan self-immolation since March of last year to draw attention to China’s restrictions on Buddhism and call for the return from exile of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.—AP