Monday, March 26, 2012

Tibetan Man Self-Immolates to Protest Chinese President's Visit to India

A Tibetan man screams as he runs engulfed in flames after self-immolating at a protest in 
New Delhi, India, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the country 
Monday, March 26, 2012. The Tibetan activist lit himself on fire at the 
gathering and was rushed to hospital with unknown injuries, reports said. 
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Comment: See accompanying AP article entitled "Tibetan Lights Self on Fire at Anti-China Protest".  According to the article the protester above is identified as Jamphel Yeshi.  As of this writing he is receiving treatment for severe burns at a hospital in New Delhi.

In the last 12 months more than 30 protesters have set themselves alight to bring attention to the plight of Tibet under Chinese occupation.

This blog is emphatic in its support for a Tibet free from Chinese oppression and occupation.

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UPDATE (March 28): It is reported that Jamphel Yeshi (27) has died in a Delhi hospital due to the severe burns he suffered on Monday.  May he rest in peace and be remembered long after Tibet is free from Chinese occupation.

2 comments: said...

Thanks for supporting the Free Tibet Movement. It is not suprising in this free world that countries and governments safe-guard their own interest and does not wish to anger the Chinese but free people who value truth, freedom and peace can speak-up.

Ridwan said...

You are absolutely right. Thank you for taking time to comment.

It is a shame that countries like South Africa have turned their back on supporting the freedom of the Tibetan people - but rest assured there are many here and elsewhere who are not blinded by the influence of the China.

Onward! to a free Tibet