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China Confirms Teenage Tibetan Nun’s Death

February 14, 2012

13 February 2012, Dharamsala               
Contact: Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan/Chinese)
              Ms. Dukthen Kyi (English) 
Tel: +91 1892 223363, 229225, 225874
The Chinese-government owned news agency Xinhua today confirmed the death of nun Tenzin Choedon after her self-immolation protest in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) County on 11 February 2012. 
The Xinhua report said the Tibetan nun self-immolated at a place 5 kms away from Ngaba County. It further said she died on the way to hospital. 
The report identified the nun as 19- year old Tenzin Choedon, born in "Ri-a-luo" village (Tibetan Reruwa), “Jialuo” Township, Ngaba County.
A nun at Mamae Nunnery, Tenzin Choedon burnt herself in protest against the Chinese government around 6 pm last Saturday.
This marks the 23rd Tibetan to self-immolate and the 14th self-immolation death since 2009.
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