According to Tsomo, the deceased Tibetan was also a vocal advocate for Tibet’s freedom and had strongly supported for calls for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa to Tibet as well as the release of all political prisoners including the 17th Panchen Lama.
Tsering's body was taken to his home at Chu-ngen-nang (also called Khi-ngen) village in Amchok township. Over 300 monks from Amchok monastery conducted prayers and other rituals as local Tibetans from surrounding villages such as Luchu (Ch: Luqu) came in to offer butter lamps and prayers for the deceased.
Tsering is survived by his parents, wife, and three children, ages 16, 15 and 8. Restrictions on Amchok village have increased since another Tibetan, Lhamo Tsetan, died on 26 October after setting himself on fire in front a local government office in the township.
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