The number of self-immolations to occur among Tibetans in recent months can no longer be counted on two hands: A Tibetan nun died today after setting herself ablaze. It's the 11th such incident to occur in southwest China since March, and the second by a nun; the AFP reports that at least seven have died. "We heard she called for religious freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet," says a rep for International Campaign for Tibet of the woman, who was in her mid-30s.
The latest death comes just days after the Dalai Lama pointed a finger at China and its "wrong policy, ruthless policy, illogical policy" as the "real causes" of the deaths, notes the AP. (Read more Tibet stories.)