Tibet continues to burn, under China's policies
Dorjee Rinchen la, 58, set himself ablaze today (Tuesday, 23 Oct. 2012) near the Chinese Army camp at 3:30 PM (local time) in Sangchu county to protest against China's policies and demand the return of the exile Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Lhamo Kyab and Dhondup, had died after setting themselves ablaze on Saturday and Monday respectively.
Amchok, a Tibetan living in South India with close contacts in the region, said, Dorjee Rinchen succumbed to his burns at the site of his protest and that his charred body was currently with his family member.
“The monks of the Labrang Monastery offered special prayers for the deceased on the streets as they were not allowed to visit Dorjee Rinchen's house.”
Following the self-immolation, a minor scuffle broke out at the site of the protest between Chinese authorities and local Tibetans.
Since 2009, 58 Tibetans have set themselves on fire demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and Freedom in Tibet.
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