Another self immolation in occupied Tibet: Govt-in-exile
A 36-year-old Tibetan woman has died after setting herself on fire in occupied Tibet, the government-in-exile here said on Thursday.Updated: May 28, 2015 21:19 IST
A 36-year-old Tibetan woman has died after setting herself on fire in occupied Tibet, the government-in-exile here said on Thursday.
At least 121 people have died due to self-immolation in protest against the Chinese occupation in Tibet in the recent past, while the whereabouts of another 20 are still unknown.
The recent incident, a spokesperson for the Tibetan government said, took place at Chone County, Kalho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, which has been incorporated into China's Gansu province, on Wednesday.
"The woman, Sangye Tso, burned herself in front of the local Chinese police headquarters," the spokesperson said, quoting sources.
"Within minutes, authorities arrived at the scene and seized the charred remains of her body," the spokesperson added.
The latest self-immolation by Sangye Tso brings the total number of Tibetan self-immolation protests against the Chinese government inside Tibet to 140 of which 121 have died while the status and whereabouts of the remain unknown.
First Published: May 28, 2015 20:36 IST