Chinese authorities confirm death of monk after self-immolation; military crackdown at Kirti

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A Chinese government spokesman has confirmed the death of a young monk called Phuntsog who set himself on fire yesterday (March 16) in Ngaba, Tibet, on the third anniversary of a major protest and crackdown at Kirti monastery.

Both initial reports and further information from Tibetans in Ngaba contradicts the official version of the incident as reported today (March 17) in the Chinese media. Tibetan accounts from the area about the violent suppression of protests yesterday by monks at Kirti in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in Sichuan province (the Tibetan area of Amdo), include the following: …

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