Tibetan man dies after self-immolation protest on Saturday

Another Tibetan has died after self-immolating in protest of Chinese occupation. Tamdin Dorjee, 52, set himself alight near a monastery in Tsoe, Kanlho, in northeastern Tibet (also known as China’s Gansu Province) on Saturday. The International Campaign for Tibet said Chinese troops poured into the area after the immolation.

Dorjee was the grandfather of 10-year-old Gungthang Rinpoche, recognized as one of the most important lamas at Labrang Tashikyil monastery.

Phayul reports that Dorjee is the 55th Tibetan to self-immolate since 2009. For all coverage from Buddhadharma News on the wave of Tibetan self-immolations, see here.