Beijing - A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, a rights group and media said, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks.
Nei Kyab, believed to be in his 40s, set himself ablaze on Wednesday in a Tibetan-populated area of Sichuan province in southwestern China, US-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported.
He is the latest of more than 130 Tibetans to set themselves on fire in China since 2009, in protests which are usually fatal, according to tallies by rights groups.
Many Tibetans accuse the government of religious repression and eroding their culture, claims denied by Beijing, which says it has brought development to the region.
RFA cited a local source as saying that Kyab was “protesting against Chinese policies in Tibet” adding: “His body was taken away by police,” preventing traditional Tibetan burial practices.