Tibetan protester dies of self-immolation burns in Tibet

Dharamsala : Tenzin Phuntsok , a former Tibetan monk who self-immolated in protest against Chinese rule in eastern Tibet has died , the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Friday .

Phuntsok died has self-immolated on Dec 1 , his last rites were performed by his family on Friday . He died at a hospital in Chamdo on Dec 6 .

The wife of Phuntsok is already under arrest by the Chinese authorities and could not attend his cremation, the spokesman said .

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