Seventy Tibetans detained for allegedly inciting immolations

Chinese police have detained 70 Tibetans, accusing them of inciting or encouraging immolations, Reuters reports. Twelve of them have been arrested, meaning they can be formally charged.

Approximately 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009, and in recent months, the Chinese government has started arresting people it deems to have encouraged the immolations. Read the full story here, and click here for Buddhadharma News’ full coverage of the immolation protests.