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Tibetan Exile Who Set Self on Fire in India Dies

29 March 2012

A Tibetan exile who set himself on fire in India to protest a visit by China’s president died on Wednesday, while hundreds of other activists were being detained. Jamphel Yeshi, 27, set himself on fire at a demonstration in New Delhi on Monday. He ran screaming past other protesters and the media before falling to the ground. He was burned over nearly all of his body and was unable to recover. The Tibetan Youth Congress said a grand funeral “deserving of a martyr” is planned for Yeshi in the Tibetan exiled community’s headquarters of Dharamsala, in northern India.—AP