Hundreds detained in Lhasa after two monks set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule, radio station says.
Hundreds of Tibetans have been reportedly detained by Chinese security officers in Lhasa, Tibet‘s capital, after two Buddhist monks set themselves on fire in protest against China‘s rule over the Himalayan region last week. Late on Wednesday, Radio Free Asia cited a source as estimating that about 600 Tibetans had been detained since the Tibetan men set themselves on fire on Sunday. One of those men died after the act. The detentions come amid news that a Tibetan woman had set herself ablaze on Wednesday afternoon in Aba prefecture, in southwestern Sichuan province, according to Tibetan advocacy group Free Tibet and Radio Free Asia. Experts say China may introduce tighter restrictions to halt the growing unrest in the country’s ethnic Tibetan areas. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/05/201253142856745500.html