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Latest Tibetan self-immolation protest in Tibet, takes toll to 107

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Dharamshala: – February 25th 2013, Emerging reports from Tibet say one more Tibetan burned himself to death in Ngaba county of Amdho region, eastern Tibet to protests against China's hardline and repressive policies on Tibet.

A latest report coming out of the region told The Tibet Post International (TPI) that Sangdhak, a monk of Dhiphu monastery, burned himself on a highway in Ngaba on Monday morning, at approximately 10.00 am locally. Chinese authorities immediately arrived at the scene and extinguished the flame. Sources said the authorities took him to a local hospital.

"His current whereabouts and condition is unavailable as the authorities later moved him to an unknown location," Ven Kanyak Tsering from India based Kirti Monastery told TPI.

"Although the situation became very tense in Ngaba county after massive protests occurred recent years." It said the Chinese authorities had imposed heavy restrictions on Tibetans in the county as well as the large-scale deployment of armed forces and paramilitary police.

"Approximately 500 Buddhist monks are currently studying at Dhiphu Monastery- also known as 'Dhiphu Gelek Terdzod Ling,' according to the sources.

The total number of Tibetan self-immolations has reached 107 since that form of protest against Chinese repressive rule their homeland Tibet began in 2009. Nine Tibetans self-immolated in Tibet within this month alone, 90 of them have been confirmed dead from their severe burn injuries.

Most of the Tibetan self-immolators have called for the return of Tibet's spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, to his homeland and political, cultural and religious freedom in Tibet.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 19:01 )  


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