Two Tibetans die in self-immolation protests today

Tibet Post International is reporting that two Tibetan men died in separate self-immolation protests inside Tibet today. Tragically, this marks the 4th and 5th self-immolation protests in less than a week. The protesters were 21-year-old Tsephak Kyab of Sangchu county and Lhamo Tseten, a man in his twenties with a two-year-old daughter. The two men died shortly after lighting themselves afire.

Altogether, more than 60 Tibetan men and women have set fire to themselves since 2009, calling for Tibetan autonomy from China and for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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