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06 october 2012 002Dharamshala: - A Tibetan layman set himself alight and died on Saturday afternoon in Tsoe Township, Kanlho Amdho region of north-eastern Tibet to protest against China's repressive policies in Tibet.

According to sources from inside Tibet, Sangye Gyatso, 27, was from Tsoe City (Ch: Hezuo), Kanlho (Ch: Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture), in the traditional province of Amdho, North-Eastern Tibet.

Gyatso self-immolated near a Buddhist stupa close to the Dhokar monastery in the township on Saturday afternoon, 06 of October, 2012, and later passed away.

Gyatso was born in Dzeruwa near Tsoe City, about 1km from Dhokar monastery in Tsoe City.

The sources stated that Gyatso's father name is Gonpo Dhondup and mother's name is Gonpo Tso. He leaves a seven-year old son, Dorjee Dhondup and a six-year old daughter, Tangzin Tso.

In recent months, Tibetans have become more forceful in their protests against China's repressive policies targeting Tibetans in their homeland, with a dreadful series of more than 50 self-immolations by Tibetan protesters since 2009, 44 of which have resulted in death.

The Tsoe area has witnessed many protests against Chinese rule in the past, with mass demonstrations in 2008 and 2010.

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