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Two More Tibetan Self-immolations Raise Total into High 80s

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Wande-Khar-21-2012-TibetDharamsala: - Two further self-immolations have been reported as taking place on November 28 and 29 in Amdho region, north-eastern Tibet.

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), an NGO in Dharamshala, northern India, has informed the Tibet Post International that 21-year-old Bande Khar set himself on fire at around 7pm Tibet time on November 28 in Tsoe city, Gansu Province.

Before succumbing to his injuries, Bande reportedly called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, the release of the Panchen Lama, freedom for Tibet, culture and language Rights and the protection of Tibet? environment.

He is survived by his father Tsering Thar, mother Kunsang Dolma, elder brother Jampa and younger brother Sangay Dhondup.

On November 29, monks from a nearby monastery began paying homage and performing prayers at Wande's residence in Yarki Sokdhi village, 20kms from the Tsoe city.

Kangtsa Jampa, a Tibetan man living in Delhi, told SFT, ?ue to heavy Chinese police patrol and restrictions, we are unable to get further details.?

Tsering TashiA worker for the Jonang Well Being Foundation in Dharamshala, northern India, has reported that another self-immolation occurred in Luchu County, Amdho region, eastern Tibet on November 29.

The source said 31-year-old Tsering Namgyal from Zantsa village set himself alight and subsequently died.

Tsering's family included his father Cheoro, his mother Tandhing Tso, his wife Cheojong Tso and two childen - Dorjee Tso, aged seven, and Kalsang Dolma, aged three.

The number of self-immolations in Tibet since 2009 now stands in the high 80s.

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 December 2012 10:44 )  


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