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Two More Young Tibetans Self-Immolated Yesterday

…Emphasis on “young.”  Both of them were under twenty.

This I read on the International Tibet Network‘s Facebook page:

“Lobsang Kalsang, 18, a monk at Kirti Monastery and Damchoe, 17, a former monk at the monastery self-immolated on 27 August 2012 outside Kirti monastery, Ngaba Town. According to eye witnesses, they took about 20 steps near the east gate of the monastery, shouting slogans and then fell. Chinese security personnel put out the flames and took them to local hospital initially and later to Barkham hospital. Sources said that they both died.”

Since news and media is heavily monitored by Chinese officials, there is still some uncertainty whether these two young people did indeed pass.  There is also a case a monk and his niece, a nun, who may or may not have immolated.  It seems most Tibetans believe they did indeed self-immolate in protest.

Here is a list of the Tibetans who have recently risked, or lost, their lives for Tibet in this fiery form of protest: http://standupfortibet.org/learn-more/

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