Fourth Tibetan this week sets himself on fire

Friday, 26 October 2012

Protests in Sangchu County are escalating

A 24-year-old man has become the fourth Tibetan to set himself on fire this week.

Lhamo Tseten visited a restaurant in Achok Township with friends, before walking outside and setting himself on fire close to a military camp and a local court building.

Call for a free Tibet

Eyewitnesses say he called out for freedom in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama.

He died at the scene and his body was taken to his home village which is nearby.

Monks from a nearby monastery have been visiting Lhamo Tseten’s house to offer prayers.

Security personnel mobilise

The situation in the town is reported to be very tense after large numbers of security personnel arrived from nearby Bora Township.

Internet access in the area has been blocked.

Tibetan protests

Lhamo Testen is the latest in a long line of Tibetans who have chosen to set themselves alight in close proximity to a government building.

He is also the fourth Tibetan to set himself on fire this week in Sangchu County in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Eastern Tibet.

Nearly 60 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese occupation of their country. Read the full list.

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