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Chinese government destroys evidence of Tibetan woman’s self-immolation

Sonam Tso (Credit: Radio Free Asia)

Chinese authorities have destroyed photographic and video evidence of a self-immolation protest staged by a 50-year-old Tibetan woman in Dzoege (Chinese: Ru’ergai) County located in present-day Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Sonam Tso, a mother of five children set herself on fire in March this year at the circumambulation path around Sera Monastery in Akyi Township in Dzoege County to protest the repressive policies implemented by Chinese government in Tibet.

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Hundreds of Tibetans protested in Kanlho, Gansu

A fresh protest broke out in Tsoe City’s main square, Kakha Township, a remote region in Kanlho, Gansu Province in north-eastern Tibet, according to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). On 18 March 2008, around 12:00 (Beijing Standard Time) the monks of Kakhamey Monastery in Kakha Township joined by hundreds of Tibetans went on a protest march to the local government office in Tsoe City, Kakha Township.

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