Tibet : 18-year-old Tibetan monk sets self on fire

Kunchok Sonam, an 18-year-old monk of the Zoege Monastery, set himself on fire at around 8:40 am (local time) protesting China’s occupation of Tibet.He passed away at the site of his protest.Kunchokcarried out his protest soon after the morning prayers at the Monastery.Chinese security personnel arrived at the site of the protest and, as in earlier instances, tried to bundle away Kunchok Sonam’s body.However, local Tibetans present there succeeded in rescuing the deceased’s body from falling into Chinese hands.
No information is available on where the body is being kept or on the current situation in the region at the time of filing this report.