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Concern over Self-Immolation by Tibetan Refugee in Kathmandu

Freedom Forum's attention has been drawn towards the self-immolation committed by a Tibetan refugee at Bouddha, Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal, on February 13, 2013.

The Tibetan refugees have been expressing their voices time and again in Nepal demanding free Tibet.

The self-immolation, though a worst form of freedom of expression, may have been caused because of the suppression to the exercise of his human rights which are not bound any frontiers.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states- Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

The FF concludes as the rights of peaceful protest were subdued, it resulted in violent form of expression- self-immolation. The freedom of expression, a boundless issue, therefore needs to be respected here.