Mauvais début de semaine, le Dalaï Lama a les larmes aux yeux. Il y a décidément des jours où il ne fait pas bon se lever... mais ignorer les mauvaises nouvelles n'est pas la solution (n'est-ce pas, messieurs les politiques...).
Donc, aujourd'hui Phayul nous annonce 3 immolations à la suite, ce qui monte le total des auto-immolations à 84. Se sont suicidés : un jeune homme de 18 ans, Kunchok Tsering, une nonne, Sangay Dolma et un étudiant d'une vingtaine d'années et orphelin, Wangyal. Le corps de ce dernier a été emporté par les autorités chinoises dans un endroit tenu secret. (cf les articles ci-dessous en anglais, vous comprendrez que nous n'avons pas le temps de traduire cette accumulation d'informations)
D'autres part une manifestation de milliers d'étudiants a été réprimé dans la violence.
Il n'y a qu'à lire les autorités chinoises (en lisant l'Arrêté d'urgence publié par les autorités chinoises) pour comprendre que l'escalade de la violence (alors que les Tibétains respectent les préceptes de désobéissance civile (le terme de non-violence est une traduction incorrecte)) d'autant plus que cet Arrêté en 5 points (à lire ici en français) renforce encore plus les mesures de répressions dans un langage aveugle et ambigu : les tibétains sont considérés ignorants et par conséquent il faudrait les rééduquer et dans le même temps il faudrait les punir avec fermeté. Interdire les rites funéraires, les condoléances n'est que pure provocation qui comme nous le voyons n'apporte aucune paix au Tibet, bien au contraire !
Breaking: 18-year-old sets self on fire, Third self-immolation in two days
Phayul[Monday, November 26, 2012 17:24]
DHARAMSHALA, November 26: In unrelenting reports of self-immolations coming out of Tibet, another Tibetan set himself on fire today in an apparent protest against China’s occupation of Tibet.
Kunchok Tsering, 18, passed away in his self-immolation protest today in Amchok region of Labrang, eastern Tibet. He carried out his protest near a mining site in the region, the same place where Tsering Dhondup, 35, father of three, passed away in his fiery protest on November 20.
According to reports, monks of the Amchok Monastery and a large number of local Tibetans are currently gathered at the deceased’s home to offer prayers.
Kunchok Tsering is survived by his wife, Sangay Tso, 19 and parents Phagkyab, 40 and Gonpo Tso, 37, and an elder brother.
Earlier today, a young Tibetan Wangyal set himself on fire in the middle of Sertha town raising slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
According to eyewitnesses, Wangyal’s hands were clasped in prayers as he ran raising slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and freedom for the Tibetan people.
Wangyal’s condition and whereabouts are not yet known after Chinese security forces took possession of his charred body.
Also today, over a thousand school students in Chabcha, eastern Tibet carried out a massive protest after local Chinese officials distributed papers denouncing Tibetan self-immolators and disrespecting Tibetan language. Chinese security personnel used violent force to break up the peaceful demonstrations, causing severe injuries to many students.
The deepening crisis inside Tibet has witnessed large scale anti-China protests and a series of self-immolations that has now seen 84 Tibetans set themselves on fire, since 2009, demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.
November alone has reported 22 self-immolations and protests by thousands of Tibetans. Yesterday, Sangay Dolma, a nun, passed away in her self-immolation protest in front of the Chinese government office in Dokarmo town of Tsekhog, Malho, eastern Tibet.
Chinese authorities in the region have reacted by announcing a series of strict measures targeting the ongoing wave of self-immolations with further restrictions, punishments, and threats.
Chinese government authorities in Malho region issued a five-point notice on November 14 giving stern orders to local officials “to punish self-immolators and their families; even those who had offered condolences and prayers to the bereaved family members and relatives.” The notice further announced the cancellation of government aid to families of self-immolators as well as development projects in villages where similar protests have taken place.
The exile Tibetan administration has maintained that the reasons for the self-immolations are self-evident: political repression, economic marginalisation, environmental destruction, and cultural assimilation. .
“The blame and solution for the present tragedy in Tibet lies entirely with Beijing,” Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the elected head of the Tibetan people, said earlier this month. “We firmly believe that an end to repression will effectively end the cycle self-immolation.”
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Breaking: Tibetan nun passes away in fiery protest, Toll jumps to 83
Phayul[Monday, November 26, 2012 16:19]
DHARAMSHALA, November 26: In the alarming escalation in self-immolation protests inside Tibet, a Tibetan nun set herself on fire in an apparent protest against China’s occupation of Tibet on Sunday, November 25.
Sources tell Phayul that Sangay Dolma, a nun, passed away in her self-immolation protest in front of the Chinese government office in Dokarmo town of Tsekhog, Malho, eastern Tibet. The exact time of her self-immolation protest could not be ascertained immediately.
Sangay Dolma’s nunnery is located near Sangag Mindrol Dhargeyling Monastery.
According to various sources, a large number of local Tibetans gathered to carry out the last rites of Sangay Dolma.
At the filing of this report, prayers are being carried out at the deceased’s nunnery. It is also being reported that Sangay Dolma has left a note before carrying out her fiery protest.
The situation in the entire region has been tense over the past weeks with the ongoing spate of self-immolations. Local Chinese officials have cut off internet in the region and interrogated Tibetans who have communicated with outsiders using their phones.
Local Chinese government officials have been speaking to Tibetans, ordering them not to self-immolate and disallowing them from expressing their solidarity and offering condolences to the families of the self-immolators.
The deepening crisis inside Tibet has witnessed large scale anti-China protests and a series of self-immolations that has now seen 83 Tibetans set themselves on fire, since 2009, demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.
November alone has reported 21 self-immolations and protests by thousands of Tibetans, including by school students in Chabcha and Rebkong regions of eastern Tibet.
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Breaking: Tibetan student sets self on fire, Calls for Dalai Lama’s return
Phayul[Monday, November 26, 2012 13:48]
DHARAMSHALA, November 26: In confirmed reports coming out of Tibet, a Tibetan student set himself on fire today in Sertha region of eastern Tibet in an apparent protest against China’s rule.
The young Tibetan man has been identified as Wangyal, a student of Sertha People’s Middle School.
Speaking to Phayul, Sertha Tsultrim Wozer, a Tibetan living in south India said Wangyal set himself on fire in the middle of Sertha town earlier today and raised slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“Martyr Wangyal set himself ablaze on one of the main roads leading to the town centre at around 11:20 am (local time),” Wozer said. “Eyewitnesses say his hands were clasped in prayers as he ran raising slogans for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and freedom for the Tibetan people.”
Wangyal ran to the golden horse statue in the middle of Sertha town and fell on the ground.
“Chinese armed forces immediately arrived at the scene of the protest and took Wangyal away after dousing the flames,” the same source added.
Wangyal’s condition and whereabouts are not yet known although eyewitnesses say his entire body was engulfed in flames and he could have suffered major injuries.
Wangyal is around 20 years of age and an orphan. He has three brothers and one sister.
The deepening crisis inside Tibet has witnessed large scale anti-China protests and a series of self-immolations that has now seen 82 Tibetans set themselves on fire, since 2009, demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama from exile.
November alone has reported 20 self-immolations and protests by thousands of Tibetans, including by school students in the Rebkong region of eastern Tibet.
The Dharamshala based exile Tibetan administration has said that it will observe a Global Solidarity Day on the occasion of the Human Rights Day on December 10 following the continuing wave of self-immolations.
The Central Tibetan Administration noted that the escalation in self-immolations “clearly reflect the gravity of Tibet’s current situation,” while urging Tibetans and supporters to “light a candle or lamp, observe a minute’s silence, and a say a prayer for all those who have died for the cause of Tibet, and locally organise vigils and rallies.”
“Despite our repeated appeals not to take drastic actions, self-immolations continue in Tibet,” Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, the elected head of the Tibetan people said. “Therefore, I appeal to the international community and governments to stand for justice by answering the universal aspirations of Tibetans in Tibet: the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans.”
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