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self-immolations

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  • n. Plural form of self-immolation.

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Examples

  • We have already seen evidence of this -- marches in Algeria and Egypt and, horrifyingly, self-immolations throughout the region.

    Tunisia sends shock waves

  • Ms Splosion Man has pink lipstick and a big bow, but apart from that it's combustible business as usual, meaning repeated self-immolations are again your route to glory.

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  • He later died, and his desperate act sparked copycat self-immolations in the Arab world, including in Algeria, where about 10 people set themselves ablaze, at least two of them dying.

    Algeria Warns Opposition: If Protest Turns Violent, It's Your Fault

  • On Monday, the Dalai Lama, who was visiting Prague for a conference on human rights in Asia, declined to comment on the self-immolations.

    Tibetans Reach Out to Beijing on Suicides

  • It was the latest in a series of self-immolations by Tibetans that the community says are a protest against restrictions on Tibetans' civil rights and religious freedoms in China.

    Tibetans Reach Out to Beijing on Suicides

  • There is a collective anguish among the youth population here, sparking a string of self-immolations mirroring neighboring Tunisia, where the death of a young man who set himself on fire triggered a powerful revolt that toppled the country's longtime president.

    Algeria's Large Youth Population Has Few Opportunities

  • A rash of attempted self-immolations also has struck Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania by protesters seeking to copy Tunisian Mohammed Bouazizi, the 26-year-old whose self-immolation helped inspire the protests that toppled Tunisia's authoritarian president.

    Arab League chief says Tunisia is dire warning

  • There have been self-immolations by protestors in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania.

    Could A Tunisian-Style Revolt Happen Elsewhere?

  • The string of self-immolations is among the most serious protests the region has experienced since deadly riots in 2008 in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and elsewhere across China's larger Tibetan-populated areas.

    Immolations Pressure Tibet Exile Leader

  • The new leader of Tibet's government-in-exile discouraged self-immolations but called for support for monks protesting China's policies in its Tibetan regions.

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