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New case self-immolation in Tibet

Death after self-immolation: Taphun

Only a few weeks after Tibet saw an act of self-immolation, another death was reported in Tibet. According to the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), an 81-year-old man named Taphun set himself on fire in front of a police station in the eastern Tibetan county of Aba in the province of Sichuan on March 27 and later died of his injuries. Earlier, in late February, 25-year-old Tibetan singer Tsewang Norbu set himself on fire in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. (China.Table reported.) He, too, died a few days later.

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