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Reports: 3 Tibetans Self-immolate to Protest China

26 April 2013

Three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule, exiled Buddhist monks and reports said Thursday. Two of the three latest protesters were monks at a monastery in Ruo’ergai county of Aba Prefecture, according to exiled monks and the Free Tibet group. US broadcaster Radio Free Asia reported that a Tibetan woman in Rangtang County in the same prefecture also died after self-immolating on Wednesday. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.—AP