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Indo-Asian News Service
Beijing, November 09, 2012
A Tibetan villager died in China's Qinghai province after setting fire to himself Thursday, Xinhua reported. The 41-year-old, identified as Jinba from Tongren county's Dongwei village, immolated himself late afternoon in a square in front of a monastery. According to the Central Tibetan Administration, or the Tibetan government-in-exile in India, as many as 56 Tibetans have set themselves afire to protest China's policies and to press their demand for freedom since March 2011.

On Oct 26, a Tibetan villager in China's Gansu province set himself on fire and died. The incident occurred six days after another person had immolated himself in Tibet's Sangchu county.