Tibetan Immolates in Bora, Toll Reaches 91


December 3, 2012 10:32 am

DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan man set himself on fire yesterday (2 December) in Bora, Labrang in Tibet’s north-eastern region around 3:40 pm (local time).

Sungdue Kyab, father of one, self-immolated on the main road near Bora monastery protesting against the Chinese government.

Chinese police arrived at the site within minutes and took him to Kanlho People’s hospital, eyewitnesses said.

Family and friends were barred from visiting him at the hospital. His well-being is currently unknown.

Since 2009, 91 Tibetans have set themselves on fire calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans.