Conflict & Justice

Self-Immolation in Tibet


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A former Buddhist monk in Tibet has reportedly died from his burns after setting himself on fire earlier this month.

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The announcement came Friday from a Tibetan rights group based in India.

The Chinese government hasn't confirmed the news.

Activists say the man who died last week was the latest of at least 12 Tibetans who have set themselves on fire this year to protest China's treatment of Tibet.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Charlene Makley, a professor of anthropology specializing on Tibet at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.