Kalsang Yeshi

Date: December 23, 2014

Protest location: Tawu, the Tibetan area of Kham

Age: Late twenties or thirties

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

Info: A Tibetan monk known for his work teaching others about Buddhism set fire to himself and died today in Tawu, the Tibetan area of Kham, according to reports from Tibetans in exile. According to the same sources, Kalsang Yeshe self-immolated near a police station that had been established recently by his monastery, Nyitso, where repression of monks and local people has been particularly intense in recent years.Kalsang-Yeshe-150x