Rights groups say two dead following Tibetan protests

August 21, 2014 9:29 AM

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Rights groups say two dead following Tibetan protests

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two people have died, including one who committed suicide in protest while in jail, and many are in custody after police opened fire on a demonstration in a Tibetan region of China last week, rights groups said.

The protest erupted over the detention of a respected village leader in the Ganzi prefecture of Sichuan province, rights groups say, a flashpoint for Tibetan protests against Chinese rule.

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