Tibetan man dies in self-immolation protest

In reports coming out of Tibet, a man self-immolated in protest of Chinese occupation in the Adril region of Eastern Tibet on Monday. Tenzin Sherab, 31, died at the scene. His body was confiscated by Chinese police but returned to his family the next day.

Phayul reports that Sherab had spoken about China’s human rights abuses in Tibet a few days before his immolation. “We can no longer bear to live under China’s constant torture and repression,” he reportedly told his friends. He is survived by his parents and four siblings.

At least 118 Tibetans have self-immolated in protest of Chinese occupation since 2009. Click here to see all of Buddhadharma News‘ coverage of the protests.