Two new self-immolations in Tibet; one confirmed dead

Two more Tibetans have self-immolated in protest of Chinese occupation in the past two days. On Monday, Lobsang Trinlay, a monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, self-immolated, according to Radio Free Asia. Before setting himself afire, witnesses say, he shouted for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other exiled Tibetans. At this time, Trinlay’s condition is unknown, though reports say he was taken away by security forces badly burned but alive.

Also, 27-year-old Dolkar Tso of Tasar Village self-immolated Tuesday afternoon. She set fire to herself in front of Tsoe Monastery in Tsoe City in Amdo region, shouting “Free Tibet! Return His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet!” Though the flames were extinguished by locals, Tso died from her injuries. The Tibet Post has the full story, including a photograph.

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