self-immolation


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self-immolation

(sĕlf′ĭm′ə-lā′shən)
n.
Deliberate sacrifice of oneself, especially by fire.

self-immolation

Suicide by lighting oneself on fire.
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Seven self-immolation protests were reported last week alone among Tibetans, many of whom accuse China of suppressing their culture.
Self-immolation by Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka is exceptionally rare, although many Tibetan monks have recently committed suicide in this way for political reasons.
Bulgaria has witnessed an unprecedented wave of self-immolations over the course of the last month.
The Dalai Lama, vilified by Beijing as a separatist who allegedly masterminded the 2008 Lhasa riot and the self-immolations, has called for autonomy for Tibet and asked Beijing to thoroughly investigate the causes of the self-immolations.
China's government likely assumed that self-immolation acts would slow as the Party Congress meeting came to a close.
The last fatal protests were four weeks ago, and analysts say each self-immolation case worsens a vicious cycle of further clampdowns by Chinese security forces and more anger across the Tibetan-inhabited areas of China.
NOWSHERA FEROZ, September 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Two activists of PPP attempted self-immolation before Nowshera Feroz Press club here on Tuesday against highhandedness of the district Police and irrigation department.
A 41-year-old man who set himself on fire in Northeastern Bulgaria has passed away, raising the death toll to four in the country's unprecedented self-immolation wave.
Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Dr Lobsang Sangay said another self-immolation incident was a disturbing news and it showed that the Tibetans denounce the Chinese occupation of Tibet.
While we can excuse kings of that era of making some profoundly weak decisions, the real issue of the story is that it glorifies Jauhar - self-immolation.
One of the employees, who works as junior clerk namely Nadim poured petrol on his body and tried to commit self-immolation but timely intervention by his colleagues saved his life.
A 30-year-old Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire earlier this week in an act of political protest, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, marking the sixth death by self-immolation this year.