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China's Legal Action to Combat Self-immolations

Chinese Supreme Court, Supreme Procuratorate and Ministry of Public Security jointly issued an “Opinion” on handling self-immolation cases that said anyone who “organizes, plots, incites, coerces, entices, abets, or assists” others to conduct self-immolation will be charged as intentional homicide. Ten days later, China Central TV predicted that the punishment for such crime could be more than ten years imprisonment. Tibet in Review discusses China's legal action on self-immolations.