Tibetan woman self-immolates in China: Group
BEIJING (AFP) - A 26-year-old woman immolated herself on Tuesday in a Tibetan-populated region of north-west China after chanting slogans calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, the Free Tibet campaign group said.
Dolkar Kyi made her desperate gesture at Tso monastery in Kanlho prefecture (Gannan in Chinese), a region of Gansu province which in 2008 saw a lot of protests against Beijing's rule, said the London-based group.
The body of the young Tibetan was being watched over by monks from the monastery, said Free Tibet. It was not possible to confirm the latest immolation incident with the Chinese authorities.
More than 40 people have set themselves on fire in recent months in Tibetan-inhabited areas of China in protest at repressive government policies, according to Free Tibet.