Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Self immolation Map

Self immolation spread

 unprecedented self immolation in Lhasa , a commentary.

Woman Warrior Torches Herself

In the 38th self-immolation, a Tibetan mother burns herself to death in protest against Chinese rule in Sichuan province.

Self immolation in Lhasa

Two young Tibetan men set themselves on fire in Lhasa Sunday in protest against Chinese rule—the first self-immolations reported in the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, according to sources.

They burned themselves in front of Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa—reputedly the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan pilgrims—and were swiftly bundled away by security forces who arrived in several vehicles and cleared the area within 15 minutes, the sources said.
One of them died and the other was injured, state media reported, read more here

Cyber Control in Lhasa

Chinese authorities block information flows and watch for politically sensitive content.

Hundreds Detained in Lhasa

Hundreds Detained in Lhasa
Chinese police have begun a general sweep of Tibet’s capital since Sunday’s self-immolation protests.

Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.
The site of the self-immolations outside the Jokhang Temple in central Lhasa, May 27, 2012.
Chinese security forces in Lhasa have rounded up hundreds of residents and pilgrims in the wake of a fiery weekend self-immolation protest in Tibet’s capital, as the Tibetan burnings in protest against Chinese rule rage on, sources said.

Locals detained are being held in detention centers in and around Lhasa while many of those from outside the Tibet Autonomous Region have been expelled, sources said, with one estimating that about 600 Tibetans had been detained so far.