Herder kills himself in Inner Mongolia over land grab

January 27, 2015 4:10 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - A herder from northern China's Inner Mongolia who had been protesting the government's occupation of traditional grazing land has hanged himself outside a government building, a relative and an overseas rights group said.

The suicide adds to evidence that tensions are deepening in Inner Mongolia, where minority ethnic Mongolians are demanding better protection of their lands, rights and traditions.

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