Tsewang Gyab
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Name: Tsewang Gyab
Age: Early twenties
Date/place of protest: Sangkok
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Tsewang Kyab died after setting himself on fire as an act of protest; local Tibetans covered up his corpse with khatags.


Tsewang Gyab set fire to himself near the bus stand in Setri village in Sangkok township in Sangchu, Amdo. He died from his injuries. Local Tibetans covered up his corpse with khatags (white blessing scarves) and took him to his home.