Two Tibetans have set themselves on fire in 72 hours
Protests in Tibet have been escalating in recent weeks and continue to do so with events this morning confirming the second self-immolation protest in less than 72 hours and the total number since March 2011 fast approaching 60.
Dhondup, in his mid 50s, set himself on fire at around 0930 am (local time) in the grounds of the ancient Labrang Monastery in Eastern Tibet. The monastery is steeped in history and is well-known for its resistance to Chinese rule, but this is the first self-immolation to take place there.
On Saturday, 27-year-old father of two Lhamo Kyab (pictured) was running towards the Bhora monastery near Sangchu County, Eastern Tibet when he set himself on fire after calling for the Dalai Lama to be allowed to return to Tibet.
Both men died from their protests.