A Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire inside a western Chinese monastery criticised by authorities, a US-backed broadcaster has said.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) said 28-year-old Lobsang Thokmey was the 108th Tibetan to have self-immolated in a string of protests against Chinese rule and religious restrictions starting in February 2009.
According to the Huffington Post, his protest took place on the fifth anniversary of government killings in the area.
RFA said Thokmey set himself on fire inside his room in Kirti monastery in Aba county on Saturday.
Carrying a Tibetan Buddhist prayer flag, he ran towards the monastery entrance before collapsing and was rushed to hospital where he died, the report said.
Chinese authorities have accused overseas Tibetans of orchestrating immolations at Kirti and elsewhere, but have offered no solid evidence, it added.