The Chinese government has responded to the outbreak of self-immolations by punishing friends and families of the self-immolators. They’ve implemented collective punishment by making it a crime to help someone light himself or herself on fire or even to witness someone self-immolating.
But the only way to prevent these tragic acts is for China to address Tibetan grievances and put a stop to its brutal oppression of the Tibetan people. That’s where you can make a difference.
The list below has details on Tibetans who’ve self-immolated inside Tibet and China since 2009, as well as 10 others who self-immolated in other countries.