Tendor on Phuntsog’s Self-Immolation

My colleague Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, has a great quote in the New York Times explaining the meaning of the self-immolation by a young Tibetan monk named Phuntsog in Ngaba, Tibet:

“China’s violent rule in Tibet has escalated since 2008 to a point where Tibetans feel compelled to take desperate action,” Tenzin Dorjee, executive director of ’Students for a Free Tibet, based in New York, said in a statement. “Phuntsog Jarutsang’s self-immolation is a window into the deep suffering and frustrations that Tibetans everywhere are feeling, and is an urgent cry for help that the global community cannot ignore.”

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