Pema Gyaltsen

Pema Gyaltsen

Police and security forces deployed to area while vigil is held in Dharamsala

A 24-year-old Tibetan man carried out a self-immolation protest in Kardze, eastern Tibet yesterday.

Pema Gyaltsen, also known as Pegyal, set himself on fire at around 4pm local time near Tsokha monastery in Nyarong, Kardze.

Following Pema Gyaltsen’s self-immolation, large numbers of Chinese police and security personnel arrived at Tsokha Monastery and took him away. The internet around Nyarong has also been cut.

Pema Gyaltsen’s present whereabouts and condition, including whether or not he survived, are currently unknown.