A Tibetan has died after setting himself on fire to protest at China's rule of the Himalayan region in the first self-immolation this year, a rights group and overseas media said.
This file photo shows Tibetan Buddhist monks and pilgrims during a ceremony at a monastery in Xiahe, Gansu Province, on March 14, 2008. A Tibetan man died on Saturday after setting himself on fire in Xiahe, in protest at China's rule of the Himalayan region, a rights group and overseas media said, the first self-immolation this year.
The man burned himself to death at about 1:00 pm (0500 GMT) on Saturday, said London-based pressure group Free Tibet and US-based Radio Free Asia (RFA), in what is thought to be the first such act since December 9.
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