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Death of a Tibetan sparks more anti-mining protests in Zogang County

Phayul,Sunday, May 11, 2014

DHARAMSHALA, MAY 11: The death of a Tibetan man who stabbed himself before jumping off a building earlier this week in protest against mining has led to protests by Tibetans outside the local government offices in Tongbar in Zogang County.

Phakpa Gyaltsen, 32, stabbed himself twice before jumping to his death on Wednesday in Zogang County to protest against a mining project in the region. Local Tibetans visited Gyaltsen’s home to offer condolences and prayers. A Tibetan man named Rinzin went onto the roof of the house and tried to stab himself before being stopped and taken to a Chamdo hospital for treatment….[…]

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