Namlha Tsering | 南拉才让

Namlha Tsering | 南拉才让

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.

南拉才让,安多拉卜让(今甘肃省甘南藏族自治州夏河县)甘加乡牧民。
2013年2月17日(藏历新年初七),下午约6点钟,南拉才让(又名霍巴)在夏河县大街上,面朝县武装部,点火自焚。从境内传出现场照片显示,他在熊熊燃烧的火焰中盘坐地上,壮烈牺牲。随后,围观的军警带走了他的遗体和摩托车,并用水清洗了自焚现场。
南拉才让是夏河县甘加乡仁艾行政村第二自然村牧民,他的父亲名叫桑珠,母亲名叫索廓,妻子名叫措罗。他有四个儿子,大儿子出家为僧,二儿子和三儿子是双胞胎,小儿子多吉已去世。他是甘南州夏河县自焚的第14位藏人。

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