Beijing - A Tibetan mother-of-two burned herself to death to highlight repression in the Chinese Himalayan region, overseas media and rights groups said, the second such fiery protest in eight days.
Sangye Tso died after setting herself on fire in Zhouni, a Tibetan-majority area of the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu, sources told Radio Free Asia (RFA), which is backed by the US government.
The Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) said the 36-year-old was “believed” to have killed herself in Wednesday's protest, which it said was staged outside a “government building”.
RFA said her self-immolation took place outside a “Chinese police headquarters”.
It is the 141st such act in Tibet and elsewhere since 2009, most of them fatal, it said.