Fire in the Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet

Voice of America has produced a 56 minute documentary examining the self-immolations in Tibet.
“Fire in the Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet” is an hour-long documentary that explores the causes behind the at least 117 self-immolations known to have taken place in Tibet since 2009.

Tibetan sets fire to himself in Kathmandu; in Tibet, 100th self-immolation

UPDATE (FEBRUARY 14, 2013): The Tibetan who set himself on fire in Kathmandu yesterday (February 13) has died, according to reports in the Nepalese media citing the police in Kathmandu. The Associated Press reported that Nepalese police have stepped up patrols and surveillance in Boudhanath area where many Tibetans are based, and that dozens of …

Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on Tibetan self-immolations

Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on Tibetan self-immolations, 14 December 2012 http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/cfsp/134378.pdf The EU is profoundly saddened by the increasing number of Tibetans committing self-immolation, many of them young people. We are concerned by the restrictions on expressions of Tibetan identity, which appear to be giving rise …

Storm in the Grasslands: Self-immolations in Tibet and Chinese policy

Since February 2009, 94 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet, with a dramatic acceleration in frequency since the once-in-a-decade leadership transition at the Chinese Communist Party Congress in November. Twenty-eight Tibetans self-immolated in November alone, marking a new phase in the political struggle in Tibet. Many acts of self-immolation – that have recently been clustered in …

Three self-immolations in two days as total in Tibet reaches 81

Tamdrin Kyab, age 23 and a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, set fire to himself and died on November 23 in Luchu township, Gansu province. Tamdrin Dorjee, age 29, set fire to himself in the evening of November 23 in front of a government building in Dokarmo in the Tsekhog area of Rebkong, Qinghai province. He …

European Parliament Resolutions on Tibet and/or Human Rights in China

The European Parliament is an important institutional actor on human rights and has expressed support on Tibet on many different occasions by using various tools and instruments at its disposal such as written or oral questions and statements, the annual report on human rights, hearings on China and/or Tibet by the Sub-committee on Human Rights …

New images from Tibet depict self-immolation of Dorje Rinchen in Labrang today and aftermath

A remarkable new set of images from Labrang today depict the self-immolation of Dorje Rinchen and its aftermath, showing the Tibetan farmer running down the street ablaze, and a buildup of troops in confrontation with local people trying to protect Dorje Rinchen. The self-immolation of Dorje Rinchen has been confirmed by the Chinese state media …

Human Rights Violations and Self-immolation: Testimonies by Tibetans in Exile

Fifty years after the brutal crackdown that lead the Dalai Lama and tens of thousands of Tibetans to escape from Tibet to India, the self-immolation of a young Tibetan monk from Kirti Monastery in Sichuan Province on 27 February 2009 marked the beginning of a new form of protest against the severe repression imposed by …

Vivid new footage shows young Tibetan being beaten by police while on fire

New footage has emerged of a 22-year old Tibetan exploding in flames and being beaten by police as Tibetans converge upon the scene amidst tear-gas. The footage provides dramatic visual documentation of a self-immolation on January 14 in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) which led to a protest, and police firing into the crowd. A number of …