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Tibetan who set self ablaze in Delhi has died: Activist

A Tibetan exile who set himself alight two days ago in Delhi in a protest against a visit to the city by Chinese President Hu Jintao died today after suffering severe burns. House arrest for all Tibetans till March 31

delhi Updated: Mar 28, 2012 14:34 IST

A young Tibetan activist, who set himself ablaze during a protest against Chinese president Hu Jintao's India visit, died at a hospital in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Jamyang Yeshi (26) breathed his last in the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital at 7:30 AM, Dr L K Makhija, who was treating him, said.

Yeshi had on Monday set himself on fire in Jantar Mantar where Tibetans were protesting against the visit of Hu Jintao.

At least 29 Tibetans, many of them Buddhist monks and nuns, have have set themselves on fire in Tibet demanding
freedom for their homeland.

He became the first Tibetan to die in India after setting himself on fire during protests.

Yeshi had sneaked into India from Tibet in 2006 and had been living in New Delhi for the past six years, activists
said.

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