Tibetan Teen Dies in Self-immolation Protest at Sangkhog, Labrang

Sangay Tashi

In another fiery protest against the Chinese government’s repressive rule in Tibet, an 18 year old Tibetan teenager died yesterday (27 Nov) after setting himself on fire around 11 pm (local time) in Sangkhog, Labrang in north-eastern Tibet. It was the second self-immolation of the day, taking the total self-immolation toll to 87 since 2009.

While engulfed in flames, Sangay Tashi was shouting slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and the release of the 11th Panchen Lama and all other political prisoners from jail, eyewitnesses claimed.

He died on the spot after which local Tibetans later carried his body to a nearby house.

The place where Sangay Tashi self-immolated is reported to be the same place where Thubwang Kyab, 23, passed away in his self-immolation protest on October 26, last month. Sangay Tashi is survived by his father and four brothers.

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