Tibetan woman self-immolates in China. say rights groups and media
BEIJING (AFP) - A Tibetan woman burned herself to death, leading authorities in China to detain her husband, rights groups and media reports said on Tuesday, in the latest such protest against Beijing's rule.
Around 110 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire since 2009.
Ms Kunchok Wangmo, in her early 30s, set herself on fire in south-western Sichuan province's Aba prefecture, said the US-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and UK-based Free Tibet.
Free Tibet and the US-based Radio Free Asia added that authorities cremated the body and handed the ashes to her family, and then detained her husband Dolma Kyab after he refused to blame the death on family problems.