A top Tibetan official on Sunday said no local residents, monks or nuns in the autonomous Himalayan region have taken part in suicide protests against Chinese rule.
China accused the Tibetan government-in-exile of publishing an online "Self-immolation Guide" to instigate people to join protests against its rule in Tibet.
Continuing the crackdown against self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Chinese rule, a Dharmasala-educated Tibetan monk was jailed.
China`s state-run CCTV has aired a second documentary on self-immolation protests in Tibet accusing the TYC of sending its cadre into the Himalayan region to instigate more youths to commit suicide.
The Dalai Lama-led group of Tibetans "makes false charges" against the Chinese government and "incites young people to sacrifice their lives" for their so-called religious freedom, a state-run Chinese daily said Tuesday.
A Tibetan monk, who was recently arrested for abetting self-immolations, has said that he was instigated by two India-based monks who promised him an iPhone, Chinese official media claimed.
The Dalai Lama and his supporters are doomed to fail in their attempt to attain Tibetan independence by stoking self-immolations.
Police in southwest China`s Sichuan Province have detained a monk and his nephew for their roles in inciting a series of self-immolations.
Exiled Tibetans have expressed shock and dismay on receiving reports of three more Tibetans setting themselves on fire in Tibet.
Two Tibetans died after self-immolating in China Monday, authorities said.
The Central Tibetan Administration has expressed its concern over the self- immolation of two Tibetans in Lhasa.
Liu Weimin said clashes last
month between Tibetans and security forces in Sichuan province were the work of criminals.
The US has noted that a new wave of self-immolations by Buddhist monks reflect the deep frustration among the Tibetans.
Free Tibet said the two men were protesting tight Chinese control over Tibetan life and culture.
Many Tibetans have of late set themselves ablaze to protest China`s rule in Tibet.
The video shows a woman in nun`s robes standing on a street corner engulfed in flame.
The Dalai Lama said he feared self-immolations could make life worse for people in Tibet.
China has ruled what it now calls the Tibet Autonomous Region with an iron fist since Communist troops marched in 1950.
Karim Bendine had set himself alight near a town hall for unknown reasons.
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