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Tibetan nomad sets himself on fire in China

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 19:13

Beijing: A Tibetan rights group says a 24-year-old Tibetan nomad has set himself on fire to protest China`s rule in the third reported self-immolation within a week.

It adds to more than 40 self-immolations in about a year and a half.

Beijing: A Tibetan rights group says a 24-year-old Tibetan nomad has set himself on fire to protest China`s rule in the third reported self-immolation within a week.

It adds to more than 40 self-immolations in about a year and a half.

Supporters say the self-immolators were protesting Beijing`s heavy-handed rule in Tibetan regions. China has blamed the Dalai Lama for inciting the immolations. The exiled spiritual leader denies this.

PTI

First Published: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 19:13

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