Tibetan man dies from injuries sustained in police crackdown on protest

A Tibetan man has died from injuries sustained in a violent crackdown on a protest last year. Gyalrig Thar, 35, died in a hospital on November 17 after being injured by Chinese police eight months earlier. Since being beaten, he was unable to speak and underwent at least three surgeries, though checkups showed that he was unlikely to survive.

On March 18, 2012, Thar participated in a protest in his hometown of Ba Dzong with over 1,000 other people, demanding the release of 50 monks from the Shingtri Monastery. Police allegedly used tear gas and grenades to stop the protest, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring many others. Photo: phayul.com