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Tibetan Woman in Self-Immolates in Kyegudo


A child gestures at the feet of protesters holding a sign commemorating victims of self-immolation during a solidarity march from the Chinese Consulate to the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in support of Tibet in New York December 10, 2012.

A Tibetan woman has set herself ablaze in Kyegudo in Amdo (Ch: Qinghai) province to protest demolition of her house. She is known to have survived her self-immolation.

Last week, Chinese authorities are known to have demolished around a thousand of Tibetan houses that have been rebuilt in Kyegudo following a powerful earthquake that hit the area in 2010. Houses have been wrecked for failure to obtain legal registration of occupacy.

Since February 2009, there have been a total of 111 self-immolations in Tibet and Tibetan regions reported to focus on political and religious issues, with another two self-immolations that were reported to have been motivated by property rights issues.

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