Tuesday, May 29, 2012

CNN: "Two Tibetans self-immolate outside Lhasa holy temple"

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Two young men set themselves on fire in Lhasa Sunday outside the Jokhang Temple, the holiest site in the Tibetan capital and a popular tourist destination, Chinese state media reported Monday.

It's the first time anyone has self-immolated inside the Tibetan capital, and only the second time the act has been carried out inside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, according to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). 
 "They seem to be young and one of them is believed to have died, because flames have consumed his whole body. We don't have any information about the status of the other person," said Tsering Tsomo, executive director of the TCHRD. 

 Read more at this link.

I posted this because Audrey was at this Jokhang Temple just two days before, as described in this post. Actually, her visit may have been just the day before.

-Michael


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