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:: Rare Footage of Tibetan Nun's Self-Immolation Smuggled out of Tibet

+ 25.11.2011 + 10.000 Tibetans converge in Tawu for funeral, Chinese Forces Seen Entering Monastery.

The most comprehensive footage of protests in Tibet this year, including shocking images of Palden Choetso, a 35-year-old nun from Geden Choeling Nunnery in Tawu, eastern Tibet, who died after lighting herself on fire on November 3, has been obtained from sources in Tibet.

 

One video shows Palden Choetso standing upright as flames engulf her body. Additional footage shows Tibetans’ response to the self-immolation, including nuns protesting and chanting “Freedom to Tibet”; thousands of Tibetans at a candlelight vigil early on the morning of her funeral; and Chinese security forces converging on Nyitso Monastery.

 

In the past eight months, 11 Tibetans have lit themselves on fire in an unprecedented wave of protest against China’s escalating clampdown in eastern Tibet.

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