Tibetan women, the latest to self-immolate, dies

Published November 17, 2012

| Associated Press

Activists say a Tibetan woman has died after becoming the latest of dozens to set herself on fire to protest Chinese rule.

The Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet says Chagmo Kyi, a taxi driver with two children, self-immolated Saturday afternoon in a square in Tongren county in western China's Qinghai province.

The group says it was the eighth self-immolation in the Tongren area since Nov. 4 and the 75th in ethnically Tibetan areas since February 2009.

According to the group, hundreds of Tibetans were surrounded by troops as they attended the woman's cremation at a site where monks and lamas are usually cremated.

Authorities in the area either refused to comment or said they hadn't heard about the self-immolation. Calls to Tongren police rang unanswered.

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