After failed self-immolation, Tibetan says ‘I won’t repeat it’

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“I won’t try to burn myself again,” said the 30-year-old survivor Dawa Dhondup, a shy and soft-spoken man in Dharamsala, the Himalayan seat of the Dalai Lama's government-in-exile in northern India. RNS photo by Vishal Arora

“I won’t try to burn myself again,” said the 30-year-old survivor Dawa Dhondup, a shy and soft-spoken man in Dharamsala, the Himalayan seat of the Dalai Lama's government-in-exile in northern India. RNS photo by Vishal Arora

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DHARAMSALA, India (RNS) Dawa Dhondup drank kerosene and poured it all over his body at a March 10 procession to mark the anniversary of a failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. As he was about to light a match, fellow Tibetans and police overpowered him.

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