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Tibetan monk dies of self immolation in Sangchu - Updated
Phayul[Thursday, December 19, 2013 15:02]
Tsuiltrim Gyatso lie on the ground after his self immolation/Dec. 19, 2013/photo provided by source
Tsuiltrim Gyatso lie on the ground after his self immolation/Dec. 19, 2013/photo provided by source
DHARAMSHALA, December 19 - A Tibetan monk of Amchok monastery died after he set himself on fire today in Amchok town, Sangchu County (around 2.30 PM local time).

Undated photo of Tsuiltrim Gyatso who died after setting himself ablaze in Amchok town, Sangchu County, Dec. 19, 2013/file
Undated photo of Tsuiltrim Gyatso who died after setting himself ablaze in Amchok town, Sangchu County, Dec. 19, 2013/file
Tsuiltrim Gyatso, aged 43, is confirmed dead, and his body is at Amchok monastery where around 400 monks are conducting prayers as part of the post death rituals for the deceased, a Tibetan source told phayul.

The handwritten note left behind by Tsuiltrim Gyatso
The handwritten note left behind by Tsuiltrim Gyatso
According to the Tibet Times, Tsuiltrim had left behind a handwritten note in Tibetan calling for unity amongst Tibetans, return of the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama and the release of the jailed Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima.

Survived by his aged mother Lhamo Kyi his father Tamdin Tashi died several years back.

Tsuiltrim becomes the 125th Tibetan to set himself on fire to protest the Chinese government since 2009.
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