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Tibetan Nun Sets Herself On Fire

February 12, 2012

An 18-year-old Buddhist nun has reportedly committed self-immolation in western China.

The London-based group Free Tibet said the young woman, believed to be named Tenzin Choezin, was a member of the Mamae nunnery in Aba prefecture of Sichuan Province.

Free Tibet and the International Campaign for Tibet said the woman shouted protests against the Chinese government before setting herself ablaze.

She is believed to have survived.

Police and soldiers took her away and sealed off the nunnery.

Another nun from the same nunnery committed self-immolation in October. That nun died from her injuries.

Compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/tibetan_nun_self-immolation_int/24481310.html

Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.



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