Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 20, Aug 2017 10:37 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
After Larung Gar, Yarchen Gar demolition underway
ITN condemns sentencing of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement activists
China’s interference in religious practices in Tibet widespread: US Report
PLA Air force ramps up fighter activities in Tibet
Monk arrested for Dalai Lama’s photo released after two-year prison term
CM Khandu announces adoption of Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy in Arunachal Pradesh
Third edition of ‘young Tibetan research scholars' conference’ commences
Dalai Lama condoles victims of Mandi landslide
Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala to recuperate after two months' schedule
President Sangay wishes India on its 71st Independence Day
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Breaking: Tibetan youth sets self on fire, Toll rises to 96 in Tibet
Phayul[Saturday, January 12, 2013 16:08]
Tibetan self-immolator Tsebhe in an undated photo.
Tibetan self-immolator Tsebhe in an undated photo.
DHARAMSHALA, January 12: In confirmed reports coming out of Tibet, a young Tibetan man set himself on fire today in the Amchok region of eastern Tibet in continued protest against China’s occupation of Tibet.

Tsering Tashi (Tsebhe), 22 years of age, succumbed to his injuries at his protest site.

Speaking to Phayul, Ajam Amchok, an exiled Tibetan with close contacts in the region said Tsebhe self-immolated in the middle of Amchok town in Sangchu region of Kanlho, eastern Tibet.

“Tsebhe set himself on fire in Amchok town at around 1 pm (local time),” Ajam said. “He succumbed to his injuries at the protest site following which local Tibetans were able to rescue his body from falling into the hands of Chinese security personnel.”

The same source noted that getting further information on today’s fiery protest is “very difficult” as his contacts are wary of growing Chinese surveillance and monitoring on all modes of communication.

“All that we know as of now is that Tsebhe’s body has been carried to his home in Keynang village and monks are performing prayers,” Ajam said.

Tsebhe’s self-immolation protest, the 96th known instance in Tibet since 2009, marks the continuation of the fiery protests into the new year.

Burning body of Tsebhe, who self-immolated in Amchok region of Sangchu in Kanlho, eastern Tibet on January 12, 2013, protesting Chinese rule over Tibet.
Burning body of Tsebhe, who self-immolated in Amchok region of Sangchu in Kanlho, eastern Tibet on January 12, 2013, protesting Chinese rule over Tibet.
The protests recorded an alarming spike in November last, coinciding with the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, during which 28 Tibetans set themselves on fire. The self-immolators have demanded freedom in Tibet and the return of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Following the wave of self-immolation protests, Chinese authorities in the region have announced cash rewards for those “exposing crimes” related to the self-immolation protests and issued an ultimatum warning those who have “committed fault” to turn themselves in.

Despite repeated international calls for restraint and reconsideration of its policies, China has hardened its stance on the self-immolation protests and announced stricter measures including pressing of murder charges against anyone caught aiding or inciting self-immolations.

(Updated on January 13, 2013 IST 10:55)
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Breaking: Tibetan youth sets self on fire, Toll rises to 96 in Tibet
Japanese artist pays tribute to Tibetan self-immolations
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement