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Tibetan youth sentenced to two years for self-immolation links

August 26, 2013

August 23, 2013: A Chinese court has sentenced a Tibetan man to two years in prison in connection with a self-immolation protest by a 43 year old Tibetan named Gudrup in Nagchu on October 4 last year, sources said.

The Tibetan man named Dorjee is from Mopa village in Driru County, Nagchu. He is currently held at a prison in Toelung Dechen County, the source added. The date of the verdict is not known.

The Tibetan source said Dorjee was among several others including Tashi Chowang and Aphu Sonam who were arrested from Lhasa on October 6 last year, two days after Gudrub set himself on fire demanding freedom for Tibet and return of the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama.

Since 2009, as many as 120 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Tibet calling for freedom in Tibet and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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