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Tibetan Monk Who Set Himself on Fire in China Dies

World  (tags: Tibetan monk, protest, China )

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A Tibetan monk in western China set himself on fire in an anti-government protest, then was beaten and kicked by police, prompting hundreds of monks and others to rally, an exiled Tibetan monk said. A state news agency said the monk died Thursday.


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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:26 am
Cruel! Noted!

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 5:00 am
noted, thanks Anna

Sharon Balloch (127)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 5:25 am
Can not even imagine people so evil as to kick and beat a man who had set himself on fire..and those men are police officers... well they are monsters, evil and with NO mercy or compassion.

Thursday March 17, 2011, 6:51 am
very sad and indicative of a broken society over there.....

Tere M (75)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 9:57 am
Noted with sadness Anna. ~

Vikram Chhabra (394)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:04 am
Very sad...

Alejandra Vega (139)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:06 am
I agree with Sharon. They have no souls.

Nancy C (806)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:37 am
Photo of a candlelight vigil... your own candle for him...

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:27 pm

Toni C (508)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:46 pm
Very sad. Noted, my dear anna... thanks for the article. To kick and beat a dying man is an horrendous act. The peace loving Tibetans have been at the mercy of China's cruelty far too long.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:48 pm
so Very Sad

Kriti S (26)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 12:57 pm
The Tibettan Monk died so that we may fight for the freedom of Tibet.
If anyone wants to support their freedom please visit

I strongly believe that he intended to send a strong message to the world.

Ioney W (61)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 1:33 pm
This is just awful*

criss s (4)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 2:32 pm
Thank you.

Jana Puz (20)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:20 pm
so sad to hear this happened, but not surprised. 50 years of chinese suppression and exploiting of tibet and tibetan people is too much. RIP young man, i'll pray for you. independency for tibet and tibetan people!

Natividad P (104)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:45 pm
Noted. Very, Very sad. Thank you Anna

Carol C (97)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 4:13 pm
Noted. Thank you.

Roger G (148)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 4:16 pm
the killing spree by the Han continues !

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 5:07 pm
Why put out the fire to kill him?

bj. shaw (61)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 5:18 pm
Police all think they are above the law. They do things like this everywhere in the world and will continue all over the world doing things like this daily. Until we as a people make the police pay for crimes they commit as we would want to see any other pay. Canada is no exception see the Vancouver airport indecent or the G20 summit aftermath police beat lots of people daily no mater where you live. High profile cases are the only ones you hear about.

Stefano Vescovini (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 5:20 pm

IE Ries (237)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 6:33 pm
That poor man...Buddhists are so peaceful, he must have been completely stretched to his limit to protest in this manner.

Let the actions of those Chinese involved be a lesson to the world: this is how they treat each other, and everyone else, and what they will do in every nation they can take over by force or by "economics." Be warned.

Ann L (15)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 7:13 pm
So very sad, what we do to our fellow human beings. Thae Beatle's song, All We Need is Love, is desperately needed to turn this world around.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 7:34 pm
Bless this poor man. May his next reincarnation be much better, and that he will see Tibet finally free. Truly, he died for his country.

Kim O (396)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 7:49 pm
Noted with much sadness. Thanks Anna!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 7:52 pm
Sad , thanls !

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 8:15 pm
Self-harm is not good karma, even for a strong cause. Suicide is the last thing anyone ever should commit. Victimization that brings cruel abuse from those already proven to be abusers is adding on more bad karma, not lightening it. We need to protest in mass numbers WORLWIDE ALL ON A SINGLE DAY, and TURN THIS DAY INTO AN ANUAL EVENT UNTIL CHINA GOES HOME. BOYCOTT ALL CHINESE GOODS.
We know that Tibet needs to be freed from China. Why does the world sit by and do nothing?

Kriti S (26)
Friday March 18, 2011, 1:06 am
Yvette T has sent a touching and a remarkable message.
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama is a man of peace, and although he wants freedom and autonomy for the Tibettans, he never speaks badly for the China Government. He has been here many times at the invitation of the United States but he has always spoke positively about life, and anger does not reside in his heart.
But we are all very angry for the injustice and suffering of the Tibet people. Yes we should pull our energies together and help Tibet. PLEASE KEEP THIS ARTICLE ACTIVE FOR READERS TO FORM OPINION.

Animae C (508)
Friday March 18, 2011, 3:29 am
In Mahayana Buddhism, which is what the Tibetans practice, self-immolation is not bad Kamma.
It's been practiced for many centuries for reasons such as concentration, devotion, protest & renouncement.
Until you understand where these Monks are with their practice, please don't judge them.

Jill V (416)
Friday March 18, 2011, 7:07 am
How heartbreaking this the Tibetan Monks have suffered ! It doesnt say much for China.

Friday March 18, 2011, 7:09 am

Jerneja T (66)
Friday March 18, 2011, 10:17 am
Noted. TY Anna

Robert O (12)
Friday March 18, 2011, 10:26 am
So very sad.

Myraida Diaz (136)
Friday March 18, 2011, 11:00 am
May he find enlightment.But if he has to return to samsara ,may he born healthy,live a long and blessed life and find enlightment.

Mary T (178)
Friday March 18, 2011, 2:04 pm
Noted with sadness for the Monk, and disgusted with the police.

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Friday March 18, 2011, 3:57 pm
I dont agree with this form of protest because its a waste of human life, but its too late now, all I can say may he rest in eternal peace and happiness :')
Of course this only proves one thing: somebody needs to do something about this Satan called the Chinese government!

Shirley S (187)
Friday March 18, 2011, 8:34 pm
I don't agree with such EXTREME measures of protest either. Such a sad way of protesting.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 6:48 am
As a Buddhist, I find this news - this act of self immolation very hard to take in. It just proves how exasperated Tibetans are at the hands of China. What I will stress, is that Bad Karma will not necessarily manifest on the monk - as it was a selfless act. The only bad karma that will arise and manifest in time will be those who have abused and tortured innocent lives. I am certain the monk knew what he was doing and what the implications of his actions would be and thus if he would be aware that if his actions would have caused others to face bad karmic retribution, I can assure he would NOT have set himself on fire.

Kriti S (26)
Monday March 21, 2011, 10:05 am
more info is available on :

Kriti S (26)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 7:15 am
humans living at higher altitudes (Tibet Plateau for example) are at greater risk of self-induced death, according to new research from the University of Utah. Suicide rates at an elevation of 2000 meters are about 68 percent higher than at sea level. Scientists have started to look into the theory that reduced oxygen levels effects perhaps the brain chemistry, maybe to blame.
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