January 31st, 2013
09:52 AM ET

Heavy sentences in China for 2 Tibetans over self-immolations

A court in southwestern China has given heavy sentences to two ethnic Tibetans convicted of murder for "inciting" people to set themselves on fire, state media reported Thursday.

Self-immolation has become a dramatic and harrowing form of protest in recent years for ethnic Tibetans unhappy with Chinese rule.

Opinion: Tibetans reject Chinese rule with one voice

How many more Tibetans will sacrifice themselves?

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  1. Portland tony

    I find the advocacy of the self immolation of young Tibetan monks as outrageous as the practice of teaching young Muslims to engage in suicide bombings all in the name of religious belief.

    January 31, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Notice that the two people convicted of inciting are themselves not exactly proponents...them being still alive, and all.

    PT: agreed.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chinawatcher

    It is just outrageous to end one's life for any reason in the name of religion. If the end to a person's life is the answer to every problem, then the world's problems can all be solved with another doomsday.

    February 1, 2013 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |