Tibet News Digest
08. Jan 2012

ISSN: 1864-1393

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08. Jan 2012
China calls self-immolaters "thieves"
(Xinhua) Xinhua, while reporting the two instances of self-immolation on 06 January in the Ngaba region of eastern Tibet has accused the two Tibetans of being "thieves". Identifying the two as former monks from Kirti monastery, Xinhua reported that one "died in a hotel room after setting himself on fire while another man aged 22 was being treated in hospital after setting himself ablaze". The report claimed that an "investigation" found that the "men had been involved in a number of thefts, including the 'case of the Kirti monastery Buddha statue burglary'".

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