Tibetan monk dies in self-immolation protest

A monk is dead after self-immolating in the Luchu region of eastern Tibet last week. Reports have emerged that Kunchok Tenzin, 28, set himself on fire at an intersection near Mogri Monastery in Luchu last Tuesday, March 26. He died at the scene, and Tibetans brought his body inside the monastery and cremated it so it wouldn’t fall into the hands of Chinese police.

At least 114 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009, including 16 in 2013 alone. Click here to see all of Buddhadharma News‘ coverage of the protests.

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