Tibetan man self-immolates, dies in latest protest
BEIJING (AP) - A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule over the Himalayan region, a rights group said, the latest in a line of dozens of Tibetans to use self-immolation as a form of dissent.
Sangye Gyatso, a 27-year-old father of two, called out for freedom of religion and language in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans' exiled spiritual leader, before setting himself on fire on Saturday in northwest China's Gansu province, Free Tibet said in a statement.
The incident happened around midday near a monastery outside the city of Tsoe, known as Hezuo in Chinese, the London-based group said.
A man from the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture propaganda office said he had no information about the reported incident.