Tibetan man sets fire to himself in China: Rights group
BEIJING (AP) - A Tibetan man set himself on fire in southwestern China on Monday and was taken away by local authorities, in the latest of dozens of self-immolations in Tibetan areas of the country since early 2011, a rights group said.
London-based Free Tibet said the man set fire to himself in a main street in Aba county in Sichuan province. It said police quickly put out the flames and took him away in a car. It did not provide other details such his name or age.
The group said the man was reported to be alive but his upper body was badly burned.
A woman who answered the phone at the local government offices declined to confirm or deny the report.