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Tibet Self-immolations Calling For FREEDOM in Tibet & Dalai Lama Return

The website Free Tibet, http://freetibet.org/about, the following information about the situation…

“Tibet has been changed dramatically by the Chinese occupation. It was a country the size of western Europe when it was invaded in 1950. Many lives have been lost and Tibetans in Tibet do not enjoy basic human rights. The Chinese authorities have also introduced policies by which the unique culture, language and natural resources of Tibet are being systematically and irrevocably eroded.“

Ten facts about Tibet

1. The invasion of Tibet began in 1949. Chinese occupation has resulted in the deaths of at least hundreds of thousands of Tibetans, the destruction of over 6,000 monasteries, nunneries and temples, and the imprisonment and torture of thousands of Tibetans.
2. The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s political and spiritual leader, fled Tibet in 1959 to Dharamsala, India, followed by over 100,000…

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