February 17: In reports just in, another Tibetan set himself on fire today in the Labrang region of eastern Tibet protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet.
Namlha Tsering, 49, carried out his fiery protest at around 5:40 pm (local time) in Sangchu region of Labrang. His current condition is not known although sources say chances of his survival are minimal.
Photos received by Phayul show Namlha Tsering sitting cross-legged in the middle of a street even as high flames are rising from his body. In another photo he is seen fallen on his back with fire still leaping from his body.
Namlha Tsering is survived by his wife and four sons, the eldest of whom is a monk.
Namlha Tsering | 南拉才让 was the 108th(104thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.