Teenager Self-Immolates as Protests Continue – The Feminist Wire

Teenager Self-Immolates as Protests Continue

An 18-year-old Tibetan nun set herself on fire in western China in the latest protest against Beijing’s handling of the vast ethnic Tibetan regions it rules. Free Tibet, an overseas activist group, said in a statement Sunday that the nun had died after setting herself ablaze on Saturday. The young woman, identified as Tenzin Choedon, was a nun at the Mamae Nunnery in Sichuan province’s Aba prefecture, the group said. As many as 18 monks, nuns and ordinary Tibetans have set themselves on fire over the past year.  According to Free Tibet, at least 12 died from their injuries. The official Xinhua News Agency confirmed Choedon’s death in a report from the Sichuan capital of Chengdu, saying she died on the way to a hospital. It did not immediately give any other details.

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