Tibetans stand trial over self-immolations TWO ethnic Tibetans stood trial yesterday at a court in southwest China's Sichuan Province over the case of eight people said to have been incited to set themselves on fire. Three of the eight died. Lorang Konchok, 43, and his 31-year-old nephew, Lorang Tsering, were accused of intentional homicide, said a statement issued by the Intermediate People's Court of the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba. The Aba Prefectural People's Procuratorate instituted a public prosecution against the two suspects on December 31. They were arrested last August after a series of self-immolations in Aba. According to the statement, Lorang Konchok had long-term and close contact with Samtan, a key figure in an overseas "Kirti Monastery media liaison team," a "Tibet independence" organization of the Dalai clique. Instructed by Samtan, the prosecution alleges, from 2009, Lorang Konchok collected and sent information on self-immolation to overseas contacts. He is accused of inciting the self-immolations of local Tibetans Tsedrup and Tsenam, last March. It is also alleged that on August 9, last year, Lorang Tsering heard that Jokba, 19, a herdsman from Aba, had a desire to self-immolate, and put Jokba in contact with Lorang Konchok. To strengthen Jokba's resolve, prosecutors say Lorang Konchok recorded Jokba's information, took pictures with his mobile phone and promised to spread news of the self-immolation overseas. Jokba died the following day. According to the statement, the two suspects encouraged another five people to self-immolate, efforts which failed. Prosecutors claimed Lorang Konchok is the main culprit with Lorang Tsering an accessary. The court announced an adjournment. Tibetans stand trial over self-immolations -- Shanghai Daily | ä¸Šæµ·æ—¥æŠ¥ -- English Window to China New **************************************************** China being unable to get the goats is finding new ways to find scapegoats. Inciting people to self immolate themselves. Indeed, if people are ready to burn themselves because of their disgust for the Chinese and their occupation of their homeland, then the disgust must be really strong. Terrorists at least do damage and then can get killed, but imagine the sheer desperation of the people that they do not do any damage to the State but instead kill themselves, wherein they feel it is not even worth living under Han occupation, let alone doing any action that impacts on the Han to remind them of their atrocities! Maybe they are aware that nothing can move the heartless Han, who are sold to their arrogance and ability to crush underfoot by the most dastardly means any forms of protest..