July 19, 2012
An 18-year-old Tibetan monk set himself on fire in a monastery in China's Sichuan province, according to advocacy organizations and the Tibetan government in exile.
Costica Bradatan, an assistant professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech University,
observed that the Tibetan self-immolators were young and even teens, "which indicates
that the new generation of politically aware Tibetans might have lost patience with
the Dalai Lama's nonviolent political philosophy.