“Two Tibetans self-immolate outside Lhasa holy temple”

CNN has a few new details, apparently having found that the two who self-immolated were from Amdo, and weren’t monks:

China’s state news service named the two as Dargye, from Aba county in the Tibetan area of southwest China’s Sichuan province, and Tobgye Tseten, from Xiahe county in a Tibetan community of the country’s northwestern Gansu province.

Tobgye Tseten died and Dargye was seriously injured but in a stable condition and able to talk, according to Xinhua.

Last week, the most recent annual report from the U.S. on human rights abuses worldwide stated that Tibetans in the TAR and other Tibetan areas were subject to “severe repression of the freedoms of speech, religion, association, and movement.”

“Authorities continued to commit serious human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial detentions, and house arrests,” the report said.

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