The morning of 22 October 2012, TCHRD received information from a reliable source that at 9.45am (Tibet time) a Tibetan man has self-immolated near the Labrang monastery in Sangchu county, Amdo, Eastern Tibet. This protest comes only two days after the self-immolation of Tibetan man, Lhamo Kyab in the same region.
Eyewitnesses report that Chinese police took the man’s body away, but his current whereabouts and situation are unknown. We are still trying to get more details on this protest and will update further when we have them.
This brings the current total of self-immolations in Tibet to fifty-seven people.