Tibetan mother sets fire to herself

7th November 2012

Young mother is latest to protest

A 23-year-old Tibetan woman, Tamdin Tso, set fire to herself today in Rebkong County, Eastern Tibet. She died at the scene.

Tamdin Tso siphoned petrol from a motorbike and set fire to herself in the family's winter pasture. She was mother to a young boy.

Her body was taken back to the family home where local people gathered to pray.

Self-immolation protests continue

Over two thirds of those who have self-immolated in Tibet are under 25 and have grown up under Chinese rule.

See the full list of Tibetans who have self-immolated here.

Self-immolations are just one form of the many Tibetan protests documented over the last 18 months.

Tibetans are risking imprisonment and torture to take to the streets in large numbers or stand alone and hand out leaflets, demanding their freedom.

What you can do

Contact your Chinese embassy and call for freedom in Tibet

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