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China Notice on Tibetan Self-immolation Causes Controversy

The issue of Tibetan self-immolations in China has taken a new turn as local authorities in Sichuan province have published harsh new regulations for dealing with the relatives of those who set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. A new notification from the Ruigai County Government, which has spread across the Chinese Internet, has 15 clauses that punish the families, communities and Buddhist temples of those that commit self-immolation. The provisions include seizure of land and...

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