Teenager dies after setting himself on fire

29th November 2012

The 18-year-old protester is the eighth Tibetan in a week to self-immolate

Teenager Sangay Tashi has died after setting himself on fire in protest over China’s policies in Tibet.

Call for return of the Dalai Lama

Sangay Tashi, from Sangkog Township, Sangchu County, called out for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and for the release of the Panchen Lama and other political prisoners, before he self-immolated between 11.30pm and midnight on Tuesday night.

He died at the scene.

Tibet Spring

The self-immolations show no sign of stopping and Sangay Tashi’s protest is among more than 80 other self-immolation protests made by Tibetans since March 2011. Read the full list.

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