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March 7, 2018
Place of protest:
Meruma Township, Ngaba County in eastern Tibet
Passed away after setting himself alight
Tsekho's protest occurred in the run up to the anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, one of the most significant dates of the year for Tibetans. While Tsekho’s death has been confirmed, currently the whereabouts of his body is unknown. He is survived by his elderly father, his wife and two daughters.
A Tibetan man named Tsekho has died after carrying out a self-immolation protest in Meruma Township in Ngaba County, eastern Tibet. A local source described Tsekho, who was in his forties, as a strong, optimistic character with great interest in the Tibetan cause.
He set himself ablaze around 5pm (China Standard Time) today in protest against Chinese rule over Tibet.