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Worldwide Solidarity Prayer Service on 20 February

The Kashag and Tibetans-in-exile will hold a worldwide prayer service on Wednesday, 20 February from 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm to express solidarity with all those Tibetans who have self-immolated and those suffering torture and imprisonment.

Despite the Kashag’s’s repeated appeals not to resort to drastic actions, since 2009, over 102 Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest against the Chinese government’s continued occupation of Tibet and repression.

Latest reports coming out Tibet say Namlha Tsering, 47, self-immolated at Sangchu (Ch: Xiahe) in Kanlho in eastern Tibet, on 17 February 2013. His current condition is not known although sources say chances of his survival is minimal.

Source: tibet.net