An unidentified Tibetan monk has self-immolated today in Karze, in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham.
According to reports in exile, a Tibetan monk staged a self-immolation protest earlier this morning to challenge the authoritarian communist regime in Tibet. It further reported that local officials rushed to the scene and extinguished the flame some minutes into the protest. The officials took charge of the charred body and carried away.
No detailed information about the identity of the monk and whether he is alive or not is unavailable for now amid strict surveillance and heightened restrictions on information outflow.