Tashi Rabten

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Date: 8 December 2016
Name: Tashi Rabten
Age: Unknown
Place of protest: Machu (Chinese: Maqu) in Gansu, Amdo
Current status: Deceased
Overview: A Tibetan man, who has been named as Tashi Rabten, was heard calling for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet as he set fire to himself on December 8 and died in Machu (Chinese: Maqu) in Gansu, the Tibetan area of Amdo.

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A Tibetan man, who has been named as Tashi Rabten, was heard calling for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet as he set fire to himself on December 8 and died in Machu (Chinese: Maqu) in Gansu, the Tibetan area of Amdo. Video and images depicted a body engulfed in flames with a young boy looking on, and a woman standing nearby reciting prayers. A second video circulating on social media shows police arriving to take away the body.