The situation for Tibetans remains very sad with reports another in a long series of protesters has set himself on fire. Today, Feb. 24, 2013, Phayul.com has reported, Breaking: Tibet burns with another fiery protest, Toll climbs to 105. Phagmo Dhondup, who was in his 20s, set himself on fire in the ancient Jhakhyung Monastery
in the Palung region of Tshoshar, eastern Tibet.
It has been reported that Phagmo Dhondup carried out his protest within the monastery premises at around 8 pm local time. He has been rushed to a nearby hospital by monks at the Monastery, where he is currently undergoing treatment. And monks at the Monastery are holding a prayer service for him.
In the aftermath of this self-immolation local Chinese authorities immediately stepped up security and have dispatched a large contingent of security personnel to the area. Since 2009, as many as 105 known Tibetans who were living under China’s rule have set themselves on fire with demands for freedom and the return of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Ever since the beginning of this year there have already been nine self-immolations inside Tibet.