Date: December 8, 2016
Protest location: Machu (Chinese: Maqu) in Gansu, the Tibetan area of Amdo
Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased
Info: A Tibetan man, who has been named as Tashi Rabten, was heard calling for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet as he set fire to himself on December 8 and died in Machu (Chinese: Maqu) in Gansu, the Tibetan area of Amdo. Video and images depicted a body engulfed in flames with a young boy looking on, and a woman standing nearby reciting prayers. A second video circulating on social media shows police arriving to take away the body.