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Achok-Lhamo-Tseten-2012Dharamshala: - A young Tibetan man from Achok Yultso township of Labrang, Sangchu county of north-eastern Tibet , (Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Gansu Province.), died on Friday, 26 October, after setting himself alight in the latest nonviolent act of self-immolation protesting against China's failed policies in Tibet.

"Achok Lhamo Tseten, a 24-year old young Tibetan from Achok Yultso township of Labrang, Sangchu county, north-eastern Tibet, set himself on fire today (Firday, around 2.30 pm, local Tibet time), October 26, 2012," in front of a local Chinese court in Amchok township of Labrang," said Lhachab Jinpa from Dharamshala, citing sources inside Tibet.

This is the nineth self-immolation death in the month of Octobeer, as a result of Tibet protests against the oppressive policies of the Chinese regime in Tibet.

Lhamo Tseten reportedly died in Amchok township, where he set himself on fire. He is the fourth to self-immolate in Sangchu county and at least 59 Tibetans - including monks, nuns, students and lay people - have set themselves on fire and that 49 of them died.

"Today is a holiday of Yultso School, therefore, so many local Tibetans were gathered, where Tseten sacrificed his life for freedom of Tibet. Traditional prayer services are still taking place across his home-town and surrounding areas after the incident," according to Ajam Achok from Bangalore, South India.

"Achok Lhamo Tseten shouted slogans, calling for the return of His Holines the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom of Tibet, untill his last breath. Local Tibetans protected him from Chinese police and military forces during his protest and later they took him back to his hom-town, after paying their respects and offering prayers for him in front of the local court," Ajam said.

Lhamo Tseten, a father of two years old daughter Nyingmo Kyid was married to Tsering Lhamo. His father's name is Namchuk Tsering (49) and mother's name is Zungdhu Kyid (50).

Tibetans and their supporters are deeply concerned over the increasing self-immolations in Tibet. However, there is still a lack of an enough international pressure on China to find a lasting solution to the year after year of tragic situations in Tibet.

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