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Tibetan Man Self-immolates, Dies in Latest Protest

8 October 2012

A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule over the Himalayan region, a rights group said, the latest in a line of dozens of Tibetans to use self-immolation as a form of dissent. Sangye Gyatso, a 27-year-old father of two, called out for freedom of religion and language in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans’ exiled spiritual leader, before setting himself on fire on Saturday in northwest China’s Gansu Province, Free Tibet said in a statement. According to Free Tibet, more than 50 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China since 2009 to protest Chinese rule.—AP