A Tibetan named Sangye Khar self-immolated December 16 in Amchok, Sangchu (Chinese: Xiahe) county, Kanlho (Chinese: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, follows the self-immolations of three Tibetans, two of them outside monasteries, on the same Tsongkhapa anniversary in December, 2012. Sangye Khar is believed to be from a semi-nomadic area in Kanlho, Gansu. In 2012, on the same Tsongkhapa anniversary, 23-year old farmer Pema Dorjee, set himself on fire and died close to the main assembly hall of Shitsang Garser monastery in Luchu on the day of the Tsongkhapa commemoration in 2012. 

Details of the self-immolation were sketchy due to security restrictions in the area. The last two self-immolations in Tibet also occurred outside police stations. Tibetan student Lhamo Tashi set fire to himself and died on September 17 (2014) outside a government Public Security Bureau headquarters in Tsoe City, northeastern Tibet, where he was studying. The day before, on September 16, a 42-year-old Tibetan, Kunchok, set himself on fire outside a police station in the Golog (Chinese: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province. 


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