2 Tibetan monks self-immolate amid Dalai Lama feud

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2 Tibetan monks self-immolate amid Dalai Lama feud

Postby Mr. G » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:02 pm

BEIJING (AP) — Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist practices, a rights group said as the Chinese government reiterated it will choose the next Dalai Lama.

The London-based Free Tibet campaign said Lobsang Kalsang and Lobsang Konchok, both believed to be 18 or 19 years old, self-immolated Monday at the Kirti Monastery in Sichuan province's Aba prefectuture.

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Re: 2 Tibetan monks self-immolate amid Dalai Lama feud

Postby Malcolm » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:34 pm

mr. gordo wrote:BEIJING (AP) — Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist practices, a rights group said as the Chinese government reiterated it will choose the next Dalai Lama.

The London-based Free Tibet campaign said Lobsang Kalsang and Lobsang Konchok, both believed to be 18 or 19 years old, self-immolated Monday at the Kirti Monastery in Sichuan province's Aba prefectuture.

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Fortunately they did not badly hurt themselves.

I don't approve of these acts of self-immolation.
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