Third Tibetan dies from self-immolation in four days

A third Tibetan man has died after self-immolating in protest of Chinese occupation in just four days. Phayul.com reports that Dorjee Rinchen, who was in his late fifties, set himself on fire near a Chinese army camp in Sangchu County on Tuesday afternoon. Dorjee apparently died at the scene, and his family took his body.

Voice of America reports that Dorjee had been appointed leader of the village of Sayue, and he leaves behind a wife, a daughter, and a son.

Two other Tibetan men — Lhamo Kyap, 27, and Dhondup, 61 — died after self-immolating on Saturday and Monday, respectively. Nearly 60 Tibetans have done so since 2009. Click here to read all past Buddhadharma News coverage of the Tibetan self-immolation crisis.

(Photo: phayul.com)