Reports of the Latest Self-immolation Protest confirmed, More Details Emerge.

      November 9, 2018:38 PM

Recent reports of a self-immolation protest by a Tibetan youth in Ngaba County have been confirmed by sources in exile.

Source: RFA/Kirti Monastery

Kanyak Tsering and Lobsang Yeshi, Monks of Kirti Monastery in India and a source of reliable information have confirmed on Thursday the news of Dorbho, a 23 years old Tibetan man, staging a self immolation protest against the Chinese rule and calling for long life for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people.

“Dorbho came from Jakorma village in the Choejema area of [Ngaba] county,” RFA (Radio Free Asia) quoted  Kanyak Tsering and Losang Yeshe, monks living at the India branch of Kirti monastery in Tibet, in a report today.

“His father’s name is Chopa, and his mother, Trinle Kyi, passed away a few years ago,” the report further quoted Tsering and Yeshe. “He (Dorbho) had been living at the house of his uncle.”

However, no further information about his surviving family members and the fate of his lifeless body is available at the time.

The self-immolation protest by Dorbho on November 4 is the 154th confirmed self-immolation protest by Tibetans inside Tibet since 2009.

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