February 5: A Tibetan man in his late twenties called Phagmo Samdup set himself on fire on February 5 in Dokarmo town in Tsekhog (Chinese: Zeku) in Malho (Chinese: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai, the Tibetan area of Amdo, according to Tibetan sources. It is the first self-immolation of 2014, five years on from the first self-immolation in Tibet of Kirti monk Tapey in February, 2009.
Phagmo Samdup set fire to himself at around 9.30 pm in the evening. It appears that not many people were outside to witness the self-immolation. Police on patrol extinguished the fire and took Phagmo Samdup away, and it is not known if he survived, Tibetan sources said, adding he had been taken to Tsekhog county town.
Phagmo Samdup | 彭毛三智 was the 130th(125thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.