Protests continue into 2013

12th January 2013

First Tibetan to set himself on fire this year

A Tibetan man has died after setting fire to himself in Achok Township, Eastern Tibet.

Tsering Tashi (also known as Tsebe), aged 22, died at the scene.

Freedom for Tibet

Tsering Tashi is the latest Tibetan to set himself alight in the name of freedom.

Local people carried his body back to his home village nearby.

More than 90 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire calling for an end to China's brutal occupation. Read the full list

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