Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Another Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Autonomous Region in Sichuan, China has set herself on fire outside the monastery where she was on retreat as a part of a string of ongoing self-immolation protests made against China’s continuing clamp down on indigenous Tibetans. 31-years of […]

Self-immolation suicides continue in Tibetan Autonomous Region China

Self-immolation suicides continue in Tibetan Autonomous Region China

WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Gansu Province, Tibetan Autonomous Region, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Another human casualty in the movement for religious rights in China’s Tibetan Autonomous region of Gansu province has occurred as a 43-year-old respected Tibetan monk from the Ashok Monastery named Tsultrim Gyatso committed suicide by catching himself on fire […]

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

WNN Breaking (WNN) Lhasa, PEOPLE”S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: In a continuing series of self-immolations highlighting the continuing plight for indigenous Tibetans living inside the region of China, a young 20-year-old Buddhist monk name Tsering Gyal has miraculously survived, but reports on-the-ground say he is in serious condition, following a suicide attempt after catching […]

Tibetan blogger Tsering Woeser’s new book exposes human rights desperation through self-immolation

Tibetan blogger Tsering Woeser’s new book exposes human rights desperation through self-immolation

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Tibetan historian, human rights advocate, author, poet and blogger Ms. Tsering Woeser has just released a comprehensive and important book on China covering the ongoing self-immolation protests, in what activists say is an continuing ‘Chinese policy against cultural freedom’. Woeser’s book, “Immolations […]

Will the next Dalai Lama be a woman?

Will the next Dalai Lama be a woman?

Michaela Haas – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Santa Barbara, California, AMERICAS: There is no hope for a female pope, but there might be one for a female Buddhist leader. When Pope Francis washed the feet of two young women during Easter, this provoked the criticism of conservative Catholics who pointed out that the liturgies […]

CHINA: Tibetan celebrants face military violence on Dalai Lama’s birthday

CHINA: Tibetan celebrants face military violence on Dalai Lama’s birthday

WNN Religion & Belief (WNN) Kandze Prefecture, Kham, Tawu County (Sichuan), PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, NORTH-EASTERN ASIA: A Tibetan monk was shot in the head and at least six other people were badly injured when witnesses from inside the region reported that Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetans who had been offering prayers to […]

When Tibetan activists, artists & musicians use the word ‘freedom’

When Tibetan activists, artists & musicians use the word ‘freedom’

Ivan Broadhead – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Dharamsala, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: In Chinese-ruled Tibet, activists have used various means to protest policies that human rights groups say subjugate, and even destroy the Tibetan identity. Self-immolations are the latest method used by protesters to draw the world’s attention to their plight, but activists are also embracing other kinds […]