Two more Tibetans ‘set themselves on fire’
London: Two young Tibetans have reportedly burned themselves to death in western China.
Reports from activists and Tibetan exiles said that the two, aged 17 and 18, set themselves alight in Aba, in Sichuan Province.
The two teenagers who died on Tuesday were named as Rinchen and Sonam Dhargye, the BBC reports.
According to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Rinchen was on his New Year holiday visiting his family at the time of the incident.
The deaths are the latest in a long series of protests at perceived repression by the Beijing government
Last week, a 19-year-old Tibetan monk from the same area set himself on fire in protest.
Campaigners say that more than 100 ethnic Tibetans have set themselves on fire in China, including Tibet, over the past two years.
Most of them have died from the injuries sustained in their act of protest.
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