A teenage Tibetan girl, Wangchen Kyi, on Sunday became the eighth Tibetan youth to self-immolate in protest of Chinese dominion over ethnically Tibetan regions, rights groups said, according to The Washington Post.
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Kyi died in western Qinghai province on Sunday night after she making a statement of support for the Tibetan people, the US-based International Campaign for Tibet said, reported PerthNow.
There were conflicting reports as to her age, but it appeared to be either 16 or 17.
Over 90 Tibetans have self-immolated in the past several years as a form of political protest over perceived Chinese suppression of their culture and values, said the Post.
China says the rights of the Tibetan people are fully protected.