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12_November_2012_003Dharamshala: News has emerged from Tibet that a 24 year old man has self-immolated in Rebkong (Chinese: Gansu province), Amdo region of Eastern Tibet.

Reports state that the young man named Nyingkar Tashi took to the fiery form of protest just four days after Kalsang Jinpa (18) self-immolated in the same region.

Rebkong has since witnessed thousands of students taking to the streets in peaceful protest, calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, and for freedom.

According to emerging reports from the ex-political prisoners association in India; Gu-Chu-Sum, Nyingkar Tashi self-immolated on the afternoon of November 12th at 3:15. It is reported that 24 year old Nyingkar called for a return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, before self-immolating.

Like so many other Tibetans who have self-immolated recently, Nyingkar reportedly has a family, including a 23 year old wife named DugmoTso; highlighting the sacrifices Tibetans are willing to take and the level of pressure and suppression imposed upon them.

No further information has emerged on the condition of Nyingkar Tashi, or his whereabouts.

The self-immolation of Nyankar comes amid a shifting handover in Beijing for political power; as the start of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing gets underway.

In return, Tibetans have staged a staggering number of protests; at least 71 since 2009, against Chinese rule. Recent weeks have witnessed the number of self-immolations soar, as well as unprecedented numbers of Tibetans taking to the streets in Rebkong to express their discontent.

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