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self-immolation

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Deliberate sacrifice of oneself, especially by fire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of setting oneself on fire, especially as a form of protest.

Etymologies

self- +‎ immolation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The most recent case of self-immolation came on Monday with 20-year-old nun Tenzin Wangmo.

    The Tibetan Suicides

  • So it is unsurprising that seven of the recent self-immolation protestors are connected to Kirti.

    The Tibetan Suicides

  • Lobsang Sangay, the recently elected prime minister of the exiled Tibetan government, said in an interview that while his administration didn't support self-immolation as a form of protest, it would stand by those who sacrificed their lives for the Tibetan freedom movement.

    Immolations Pressure Tibet Exile Leader

  • Police in the region declined to comment on the most recent self-immolation, and a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said he didn't have any information on reports of it.

    Immolations Pressure Tibet Exile Leader

  • Tibet's premier-in-exile discouraged self-immolation but urged support for those protesting Chinese policy.

    What's News: World-Wide

  • In Tunisia, the uprising was triggered by the self-immolation of a young man who was overwhelmed by the hopelessness of life under oppressive rule.

    Philip Seib: "Thank You, Al Jazeera"

  • Since the Tunisian revolution on Jan. 14, at least five Egyptians have attempted suicide by self-immolation in imitation of the young Tunisian whose burning-death in December first galvanized protesters.

    Egyptian Opposition Is Divided on Protests

  • Protesters in countries like Algeria have set themselves on fire in apparent attempts to copy Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian whose self-immolation helped inspire the protests that brought down Ben Ali.

    Algeria police break up march; at least 19 hurt

  • The self-immolation of street vendor Muhammad Bouazizi to protest harassment by local authorities sparked large demonstrations.

    Tunisia and Cyber-Utopia

  • Thus, the protests in Tunisia, sparked by the self-immolation of university graduate Mohammed Bouazizi, were like the Iranian movement spontaneous and easily could tap into existing political discontent within Tunisian society.

    Mahmood Delkhasteh: Why Could Tunisia Do What Iran Cannot?

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