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Tibetan Woman Injured in China Immolation Protest

4 July 2012

An overseas rights group says a Tibetan woman was hospitalized after setting herself on fire during a land rights protest in western China. London-based Free Tibet says Dekyi Choezom, believed to be around 40 years old, set herself on fire June 27 in Yushu, Qinghai Province. The group said in a statement on Tuesday that she was among a group of 70 families protesting being evicted from land seized to make way for new government offices. The case adds to about three dozen self-immolations over the past year in ethnic Tibetan areas of China.—AP