Tibetan Self-Immolations

Numerous Tibetans, mostly monks, have set themselves on fire in the past months as a way to protest the repressive rule of the Chinese government. The Dalai Lama has stated that he does not encourage his people to continue to protest in such drastic ways. At the same time, Beijing has responded with added security measures and arrests. However, the self-immolations continue with no end in sight.

News

Videos

Chinese Painter Advocates Tibetan Cause

Chinese Painter Advocates Tibetan Cause
Feb. 14, 2013
Artist Liu Yi is painting portraits of Tibetan self-immolators.

It Will Go On

It Will Go On
Feb. 14, 2013
RFA Tibetan Service reporter Karma Dorjee analyses the situation in Tibet as self-immolations top 100.

Self-Immolation Triggers Protest

Self-Immolation Triggers Protest
March 14, 2012
Tibetan Service reporter Karma Dorjee describes growing tension in China’s Tibetan areas.

Sadness Dampens New Year Celebrations

Sadness Dampens New Year Celebrations
Feb. 23, 2012
Tibetans mark the New Year amid protests and self-immolations.

Rare Footage Shows Tibetan Protest

Rare Footage Shows Tibetan Protest
Jan. 30, 2012
RFA has obtained video of a recent protest in Tibetan areas of China's Sichuan Province.

Sichuan Rocked By Tibetan Protests

Sichuan Rocked By Tibetan Protests
Jan. 25, 2012
RFA journalist Karma Dorjee reports on violent protests that have left several Tibetans dead.

Leaked Video Reveals Crackdown

Leaked Video Reveals Crackdown
Dec. 12, 2011
Recently obtained video shows Chinese security personnel arresting Tibetans following pro-independence demonstrations in 2008.

Tibetan Area Under Siege

Tibetan Area Under Siege
Oct.19, 2011
RFA Tibetan Service reporters describe a Chinese crackdown on Ngaba Prefecture following recent self-immolations.

Multimedia

Sichuan Rocked By Tibetan Protests

A Chronology of Tibet
March 17, 2010
Since China occupied Tibet more than six decades ago, Tibetans have been struggling for greater autonomy for the region.

Commentaries

Tibetan Protest Movement Spreads
May 28, 2012
The unprecedented self-immolations in Tibet's capital Lhasa highlight Beijing's difficulty in getting a handle on the Tibetan situation.


Tighter Grip On Tibet Expected
Jan. 26, 2012
The deadly crackdown on Tibetan protests this week highlights Beijing's hardline policy.

Source

Radio Free Asia Tibetan Service

International Campaign for Tibet

Additional Information

Congressinal - Executive Commission on China Special Report: Tibetan Immolation