Two Tibetan cousins self-immolate; one confirmed dead

At least seven Tibetans self-immolated to protest Chinese occupation last week, the largest number in a week since the wave of immolation protests began.

Cousins Tsepo, 20, and Tenzin, 25, set themselves on fire in front of a government building in Biru County, north of Lhasa, on Thursday. Tsepo reportedly died at the scene; Tsepo was taken away by authorities, and his condition is unknown. Free Tibet said it took two days for information about these immolations to emerge, as Chinese police being deployed across Tibet are making Tibetans afraid to speak out.

At least 60 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009; click here to see all of Buddhadharma News‘ coverage of the wave of protests.