January 31, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
A Chinese court has sentenced two Tibetans for inciting self-immolation according to a Thursday report from Xinhua, China's state news agency. The two men were charged with intentional homicide after inciting and coercing eight people to self-immolate, three of whom ultimately died. Lorang ...[read more]
November 3, 2012
by Max Slater
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday called on China to remedy long-held frustrations in Tibet that have led to recent extreme protest tactics, including self-immolation. Pillay expressed concern that the Chinese government is suppressing Tibetans' freedom of expression and ...[read more]
June 3, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Amnesty International (AI) on Sunday demanded that China immediately release protesters who have been imprisoned since the self-immolation of two Tibetan men in Lhasa late last month. According to Tibetan activists, China has arrested and detained as many as 600 Tibetan residents and held them at ...[read more]
July 18, 2005
by Tom Henry
UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Yakin Erturk said Monday that the difficulties faced by Afghani women, from abusive child marriages to public executions ordered by local councils, are still dramatic problems that need to be addressed despite the passing of the strict Taliban ...[read more]
February 23, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
Mohamed Alanssi testified in court Tuesday that he was trying to put the world on notice by setting fire to himself outside the White House last November. Until his attempt at self-immolation, Alanssi was the government's star witness in its terror-funding case against Yemeni Sheik... ...[read more]

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