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Tibet-self-immolation-2014Dharamshala: - A Tibetan who self-immolated in protest against Chinese rule near the restive Kirti monastery in Ngaba County, North-eastern Tibet, has succumbed to his burn injuries.

According to Kanyak Tsering, a monk from the exile base of Kirit Monastery in Dharamshala, "Lobsang Dorjee, a 25-year-old Tibetan died at a hospital in Barkham in Ngaba,(Chinese: Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture)and his remains have been cremated in secret by the Chinese authorities."

Lobsang, who was a former monk of Kirti monastery, set fire to himself to protest against the Chinese government's repressive policies on Tibet on Thursday, February 13, days after offering prayers at the prayer congregation being held at Kirti monastery.

He reportedly raised slogans protesting against the failed policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. Sources have said that "Dorjee was alive when he was forcibly removed from the scene."

"In solidarity with the deceased,who was a former monk of Kirti monastery, the people of Ngaba County have closed their shops and restaurants for three days and make offerings on his behalf to the monasteries," sources added.

"Chinese security forces were deployed across Ngaba county in anticipation of any protest following Dorjee's self-immolation protest," Tsering added.

An unveriefied video of the latest self-immolation protest was widely distributed on social media, including youtube. The video contains graphic images you may find disturbing, so viewer discretion is advised.

The burning protest by Dorjee brought to 126, the verified number of self-immolation protests since the wave of burnings began in 2009 in protest against Chinese repressive rule and of them 108 were reportedly passed-away from their severe burn injuries.

The Tibetan self-immolators called for freedom for Tibetan people and the return of Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

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