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Monitors: 24-Year-old Tibetan Self-Immolates in Anti-China Protest

Monitors say a 24-year-old Tibetan man set himself on fire Saturday outside a monastery in China's southwestern Sichuan province, a region heavily populated by ethnic Tibetans who protest China's policies in their nearby homeland. A statement Sunday from the organization "Free Tibet" said the man self-immolated Saturday afternoon, drawing a large detachment of police and security personnel who took him into custody. Witnesses are quoted as saying Pema Gyaltsen was...

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