[Buddha-l] Tibetan self-imolaters

Christopher Fynn chris.fynn at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 11:11:06 MST 2012

On 23/11/2012, J Whalen-Bridge <john.whalenbridge at gmail.com> wrote:

> There have been ideological attempts in the Chinese media to discredit
> self-immolaters, e.g., by saying they are depressed or otherwise mentally
> disturbed people.  Tibetan spokespersons have been attempting to publish
> information of the suicide notes and biographical particulars of the
> self-sacrificers in order to counter these claims.

It is not unlikely that they are "depressed" or "mentally disturbed" -
the situation Tibetans living in Chinese occupied Tibet are subjected
to is tailor made to produce depression and mental disturbance.

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