Mother of three dies in Tibet

30th May 2012

Latest self-immolation in Tibet

A mother of three has died after setting herself on fire in Tibet.

Rechok, who was in her mid-30s, died at the scene. She set herself on fire in front of the Jonang Dzamthang monastery in Barma Township. Her body is currently in the monastery and many Tibetans have gathered for her cremation.

Tibetan protest

Rechok spent the last few days tending to her family’s animals in the mountains and then travelled into town specifically to set herself on fire.

She is the fourth lay person to self-immolate in Barma Township in protest against the Chinese occupation of Tibet.

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