Tibetan Nun Dies From Injuries After Self-immolation

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By Octavio Abea

An 18-year-old Tibetan nun died after setting herself on fire Saturday in protest of the Chinese rule over Tibetan regions, Free Tibet said.

According to an email from Free Tibet, Tenzin Choedon, a nun at the Mamae Nunnery in the province of Sichuan, was taken away by Chinese army troops after setting herself on fire at the convent and died Saturday night, Reuters reports.

Choedon shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government before setting herself on fire, The Washington Post reports.

The Chinese government has branded the individuals who set themselves on fire as terrorists, Reuters reports.

The amount of monks, nuns, and ordinary Tibetans that have set themselves on fire in the past year has risen to 18, The Washington Post reports.

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