Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tibetan Jamphel Yeshi Self Immolates in India

Via Huffington Post 03/26/2012

Yesterday in New Dehli, India 26-year-old Tibetan exile Jamphel Yeshi self immolated and ran screaming for about 50 yards as a protest against the Chinese government and President Hu Jintao's upcoming visit to India. After Yeshi collapsed, other anti-China protesters put out the fire with Tibetan flags and water. He was taken to a hospital and is now in critical condition with burns over 98% of his body. Since 2009, there have been 30 similar types of self immolation protests in Tibet and Beijing. Below is a shocking NSFW/NSFL video of this incident:



Tibetan Jamphel Yeshi Self Immolates in India

Jamphel Yeshi runs screaming after he was engulfed in flames by his self immolation protest yesterday March 26, 2012 in India.

UPDATE: In Death, Jamphel Yeshi Has Become the Face of Tibetan Dissent 3-28-12
Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan exile who set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule, died from his burns in New Delhi on Wednesday--and has now become the symbol and a martyr for Tibetan suffering. "In the early evening, more than 200 people walked through the town center waving Tibetan flags and carrying banners that proclaimed Jamphel Yeshi, who died on Wednesday, a martyr," reports The New York Times' Edward Wong in Dharamasala, India. Continued...

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3 comments:

  1. Last year there was another Tibetan exile in India who set himself ablaze in some anti China protest. Things must be very bad in Tibet. Unreal!

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