Second self-immolation death on Saturday in Amdo

Exile Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil

Exile Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn and stand in solidarity with Pema Dorje, 23, and Kunchok Phelgye, 24, who died after setting themselves on fire on Saturday to protest against the Chinese rule in Tibet, in McLeod Ganj, India, on 9 December 2012. Tibet Sun/Contributor

By Lobsang Wangyal

MCLEOD GANJ, India, 9 December 2012

A second death on Saturday from self-immolation protest has occurred in Amdo, according to the website of the Central Tibetan Administration.

Pema Dorje, 23, died after setting fire to himself outside Shitsang monastery in Luchu, Kanlho, in northeastern Tibet, around 4:30 pm local time.

No other details about Pema are available at the time of reporting this story.

With Pema’s fiery protest, the number of people setting themselves on fire reached 94 since the first self-immolation by Tapey in February 2009.


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