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Tibetan exile dies after setting himself ablaze

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Tibetan exile dies after setting himself ablaze


A Tibetan exile has died, two days after setting himself on fire in New Delhi to protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region.

27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi’s act was timed around the Chinese president’s visit to India for a summit.

“The fact that Tibetan people are setting themselves on fire in this 21st century is to let the world know about their suffering,” Yeshi wrote in a handwritten statement found in his room.

Amid more protests on Wednesday, witnesses said dozens of demonstrators including many women were arrested.

Thirty Tibetans, mostly Buddhist monks and nuns, have set themselves on fire, mostly in southwestern China, in the past year, according to Tibetan rights groups. At least 20 have died.

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