Young Tibetan monk becomes the 150th self-immolator in Tibet

Jamyang Losel

A young Tibetan monk in Qinghai set fire to himself and died on Friday (May 19, 2017) in the 150th self-immolation by a Tibetan in People’s Republic of China since 2009.

Jamyang Losel, who was in his twenties, set fire to himself near the county hospital in Chentsa (Chinese: Jianzha) in Malho (Chinese: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai, according to Tibetan sources.

He was immediately taken to a hospital in Xining, the provincial capital, but died there, and his body was not returned to his family, according to reports circulating on social media.

A security crackdown has been imposed in the Chentsa area, with restrictions imposed on the movement of residents in the town and tightened control over communications.
Jamyang Losel, whose photograph (working on a laptop computer) circulated among Tibetan exiles, was a monk at the small monastery of Gyerteng.

Please note: This is a corrected version. We had initially reported that Jamyang Losel was from Kangtsa (Chinese: Gangcha) in Tsojang (Chinese: Haibei) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

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