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In Tibet, 132 Tibetans have resorted to self-immolating to protest against the Chinese government's oppressive regime; of whom 115 are known to have died. The condition and whereabouts of the others are not known, though some are reported to be in hospital. The first self-immolation took place in February 2009. So far in 2014 there have been 8 self-immolations.
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Why are Tibetans self-immolating?
London protest 22 Oct 2011The tragic act of self-immolation reflects the desperation Tibetans inside Tibet currently feel. These Tibetans have been driven by the deteriorating situation inside Tibet, the years of repression and the deep frustration at the lack of any progress towards a just and peaceful solution. Almost all have shouted slogans during their protest, and virtually without exception all have called
for the Dalai Lama to be allowed to return to Tibet. Other calls include freedom for Tibet, for human rights to be respected, for religious freedom, for unity amongst Tibetans and, in some instances, for independence.

The Chinese government's policies in Tibet, which restrict freedoms and basic human rights, have intensified since 2008 when Tibetans across Tibet protested against Chinese rule. There has been an increase in the number of troops stationed in Tibetan areas and monks and nuns have been subjected to 'patriotic re-education' sessions. Demonstrations in Tibet have continued since 2008, with heavy sentences handed down to protestors. The act of self-immolation may be one of the last actions that these Tibetans feel they have control over, and their hope is to draw attention to the situation and ultimately bring about positive change for their fellow Tibetans.


Cases of self-immolation in Tibet

2009:
Tapey
2010: none
2011: Phuntsok I Tsewang Norbu I Lobsang Kunchok & Lobsang Kelsang I Kelsang Wangchuk

Kayang & Choephel I Norbu Damdrul I Tenzin Wangmo I Dawa Tsering I Palden Choesang
Tenzin Phuntsok
2012: Tenyi & Tsultrim I Sonam Wangyal I Lobsang Jamyang I Rinzin Dorjee I Sonam Rabyang
Tenzin Choedron I Lobsang Gyatso I Damchoe Sangpo I Nangdrol I Tsering Kyi I Rinchen
Dorjee I Gyepe I Jamyang Palden I Lobsang Tsultrim I Sonam Dhargye I Lobsang Sherab
Tenpa Darjey & Chimey Palden I Thupten Nyendak Rinpoche & Atse I Choepak Kyap & Sonam
Dorjee Tseten & Dhargye I Rikyo I Tamdin Thar I Tenzin Khedup & Ngawang Norphel
Dickyi Choezom I Tsewang Dorjee I Lobsang Lozin I Lobsang Tsultrim I Dolkar Tso I Choepa
Lungtok & Tashi I Lobsang Kelsang & Lobsang Damchoe I Yungdrung I Gudrub
Sangay Gyatso I Tamdin DorjeeLhamo KyabDhondup I Dorjee Rinchen
I Tsepo & Tenzin
Lhamo Tseten I Thubwang KyabDorjee Lhundrup I Dorjee, Samdup & Dorjee Kyab

Tamdin Tso I Tsegyal I Kalsang JinpaGonpo Tsering (Tsoe) I Nyingkar Tashi I Nyingchag Bum
Kharbum Gyal I Tangzin DolmaChagmo KyiSangdag Tsering I Wangchen Norbu
Tsering Dhondup
I Lubum GyalTamding Kyab I Tamdin Dorjee I Sangay Dolm
a I Wangyal
Kunchok TseringGonpo Tsering (Luchu) I Kalsang Kyab I Sangay Tashi I Bendey Khar
Tsering Namgyal
Kunchok Kyab I Sungdue Kyab I Lobsang Gendun I Pema Dorjee
Kunchok PhelgyeWangchen Kyi
2013:
Tsering TashiDrubchokKunchok Kyab I Lobsang Namgyal I Drugpa Khar
Namlha Tsering I Rinchen & Sonam Dhargye I Phagmo Dhondup I Tsezung Kyab I Sangdag
Kunchok Wangmo I Lobsang Thokmey I Kalkyi I Lhamo Kyab I Kunchok Tenzin
unidentified female I ChugtsoLobsang Dawa & Kunchok Woeser I Tenzin Sherab
Wangchen Dolma I Kunchok SonamShichungTsering GyalKunchok Tseten
Tsultrim Gyatso
2014: Phagmo Samdrub I Lobsang DorjeeJigme Tenzin I Lobsang Palden I Dolma
Thinley Namgyal I Kunchok I Lhamo Tashi
Self-immolations outside of Tibet

Case details
(in chronological order; most recent first - last updated 30 October 2014)

Lhamo Tashi(132) Name: Lhamo Tashi
Date of protest: 17 September 2014
Location: outside police station, Tsoe county
Age: 22
From: Amchok village, Sangchu county, Kanlho
Status:
died at the scene
Lhama Tashi shouted slogans during his protest, though it is not known what the slogans were. One source said he self-immolated "for Tibetan freedom", another said it may have been timed to coincide with the Chinese President's visit to India. The authorities refused to hand over the body to his family, denying them a traditional funeral. Ashes were given to the family the following day... read more

(131) Name: Kunchok
Date of protest: 16 September 2014
Location: outside police station, Gade county
Age: 42
From: presumed from Gade county, Amdo
Status:
in critical condition in hospital
Kunchok set fire to himself outside a police station in Tsangkor town. A local source said Kunchok "self-immolated in protest against Chinese policy in Tibet". Kunchok has a son and daughter in monastic institutions in Gade county... read more

Thinley Namgyal(130) Name: Thinley Namgyal
Date of protest: 15 April 2014
Location: Khangsar, Tawu county, Kham
Age: 32
From: presumed from Khangsar
Status:
died at scene
A local resident said Thinley Namgyal "self-immolated in protest against Chinese policy and rule". Locals took the body to a nearby monastery before the authorities could confiscate it. The body was later handed over to his family... read more

Dolma(129) Name: Dolma
Date of protest: 29 March 2014
Location: outside Ba Choede monastery, Bathang
Age: 31
From: Chisung village, Bathang county, Kardze, Kham
Status:
unknown (taken to hospital)
Dolma, a nun, self-immolated on a path circling Ba Choede monastery. Locals extinguished the flames and took her to hospital. The authorities banned anyone from visiting her. Her condition is not known. Six nuns from Dolma's nunnery were subsequently detained. Their whereabouts and condition are not known... read more

Lobsang Palden(128) Name: Lobsang Palden
Date of protest: 16 March 2014
Location: main road, Ngaba
Age: 20
From: Kirti monastery, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
died in hospital on 21 March
Lobsang Palden self-immolated on the main road in Ngaba on the sixth anniversary of a violent crackdown by the Chinese authorities. Prior to his protest, Lobsang called for unity amongst Tibetans. During his protest he shouted slogans. Security forces took Lobsang to a miltary hospital but he died five days later. Lobsang's family were given some remains but were unable to identify them... read more

Jigme Tenzin(127) Name: Jigme Tenzin
Date of protest: 16 March 2014
Location: outside Shador monastery, Tsekhog
Age: unknown
From: Shador monastery, Tsekhog, Malho, Qinghai
Status:
died
Jigme Tenzin self-immolated on the path circling Shador monastery. His fellow monks took him inside the monastery but were unable save him. They immediately cremated the body to avoid confiscation by the authorities. The monastery was sealed off by security forces and monks arrested. Jigme's father was also arrested after he appealed for the monks not to be punished... read more

(126) Name: Lobsang Dorjee
Date of protest: 13 February 2014
Location: near Kirti monastery, Ngaba
Age: 25
From: Chukle Gongma nomadic area, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
died on 15 Feb in hospital
Former Kirti monk Lobsang Dorjee doused himself with gasoline and set fire to himself at about 6.30pm on the main road near Kirti monastery. He shouted slogans before the police took him away. Lobsang died two days later in hospital. He was cremated without his family's knowledge... read more

Phagmo Samdrub(125) Name: Phagmo Samdrub
Date of protest: 6 February 2014
Location: near a school in Dokarmo
Age: 27
From: Dokarmo, Tsekhog county, Malho, Qinghai
Status:
died in hospital
Phagmo set himself on fire at about 9.30pm. Sources say he protested "for the cause of Tibet". Phagmo died shortly after Chinese security forces took him to hospital. He was cremated without his family's consent who were then forced to throw his ashes into a river... read more


Tsultrim Gyatso(124) Name: Tsultrim Gyatso
Date of protest: 19 December 2013
Location: Amchok town, Labrang, Gansu
Age: 43
From: Amchok monastery, Labrang county
Status: died at scene

Tsultrim Gyatso left a note before his self-immolation, saying he felt "compelled" to burn his body because of the suffering of Tibetans under China's "tyrannical laws". His body was taken to Amchok monastery, however, the Chinese authorities later confiscated and cremated the body preventing further traditional rituals... read more


Kunchok Tseten(123) Name: Kunchok Tseten
Date of protest: 2 December 2013
Location: Meruma town, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: 30
From: nomadic family in Machu, Gansu
Status:
died on way to hospital
Kunchok Tseten's self-immolation took place whilst David Cameron was on a state visit to China. During Kunchok's protest, he shouted “Long live the Dalai Lama, lets unite our brothers here and those in exile”. Police took him away but he died before reaching hospital. His body was cremated, preventing his family from conducting traditional funeral rituals. Kunchok's wife and several relatives were arrested shortly after the self-immolation... read more


Tsering Gyal(122) Name: Tsering Gyal
Date of protest: 11 November 2013
Location: Pema county, Golog, Qinghai
Age: 20
From: Akyong monastery, Pema county
Status:
died on way to hospital
Prior to his self-immolation, Tsering Gyal called for Tibetans to unite and for the preservation of Tibetan language and tradition. As he burned he chanted "May the Dalai Lama know". He was taken away by police, but died whilst being transferred to a hospital in Xining. His body was returned to Akyong monastery where monks performed traditional funeral rituals... read more


Shichung(121) Name: Shichung
Date of protest: 28 September 2013
Location: Gomang town, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: 41
From: Gomang town, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
died at scene
Shichung, a tailor and father of three, set fire to himself near his home. Local Tibetans initially prevented police from taking his body away, however, police confiscated the body from the family home later the same day, preventing traditional rituals. Before his protest Shichung told friends that he found it difficult to live under Chinese rule... read more


Kunchok Sonam(120) Name: Kunchok Sonam
Date of protest: 20 July 2013
Location: Thangkor Soktsang monastery, Dzoge
Age: 18
From: Dzoge, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
died at scene
Kunchok Sonam, a young monk, self-immolated after morning prayers at his monastery. He is said to have shouted slogans during his protest. Monks and local Tibetans prevented Chinese security from removing his body, and hundreds gathered for an illegal prayer service. At least six Tibetans were detained following Kunchok's protest, including his mother who was later released. Three monks remain in detention... read more

Wangchen Dolma(119) Name: Wangchen Dolma
Date of protest: 11 June 2013
Location: Nyatso monastery, Tawu, Kardze, Sichuan
Age: 31
From: Dragthog village, Tawu county
Status:
died on 14 June 2013
Wangchen, a nun, self-immolated near Nyatso monastery which was hosting a major gathering of monks. She died from her injuries three days later. Chinese police refused to hand over her body to her family who have since been placed under surveillance... read more

Tenzin Sherab(118) Name: Tenzin Sherab
Date of protest: 27 May 2013
Location: Gyaring area of Jyekundo, Qinghai
Age: 31
From: nomad from Chumarleb, Jyekundo, Qinghai
Status:
died at the scene
Tenzin Sherab was a nomad forced to resettle into a village by the Chinese authorities. Local sources said that prior to his self-immolation, Tenzin had expressed concerns about the impact of Chinese policies on Tibetan religion and culture. Tenzin's family were interrogated after the self-immolation and unable to take the body to the local monastery for a traditional funeral... read more

Kunchok WoeserLobsang Dawa(116, 117) Name: Lobsang Dawa & Kunchok Woeser
Date of protest: 24 April 2013
Location: Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery, Dzoge
Age: Lobsang 20, Kunchok 23
From: Dzoge county, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
both died at the scene
Lobsang and Kunchok self-immolated together on the eve of the 24th birthday of the kidnapped Panchen Lama, though it is not known if this was deliberate. Their protest took place near the main prayer hall of Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery. They shouted slogans against China's policies in Tibet. The monastery conducted traditional rituals but were ordered to cremate the bodies the next day by the Chinese authorities... read more

Chugtso(115) Name: Chugtso
Date of protest: 16 April 2013
Location: near Jonang monastery, Dzamthang
Age: 20
From: Bharma village, Dzamthang county, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
died
Chugtso, a mother of one, self-immolated near Jonang monastery in Dzamthang county. Local sources said her self-immolation "was in protest against China’s repressive policies in Tibet". She died at the scene and her body taken into the monastery for traditional rituals. A cremation was held in haste as the authorities threatened confiscation of the body... read more


(114) Name: unidentified female
Date of protest: end of March 2013
Location of protest: Jyekundo, Qinghai
Age: unknown
From: unknown
Status:
survived
At the end of March, an unidentified Tibetan woman set fire to herself in an effort to save her home from being demolished. The incident took place in Jyekundo, which was hit by a major earthquake in 2010. Since the earthquake, Tibetans in Jyekundo have protested against Chinese government redevelopment policies and land seizures... read more


(113) Name: Kunchok Tenzin    Kunchok Tenzin 
Date of protest: 26 March 2013
Location of protest: Luchu, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 28
From:  Mogri monastery, Luchu
Status: died
At approximately 7pm (local time) Kunchok Tenzin set fire to himself in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet. The monk's protest took place at a large intersection near Mogri monastery. He died at the scene and his body was swiftly taken back to the monastery by locals. Kunchok’s body was cremated on the same night in order to avoid it being taken away by Chinese forces
... read more

(112) Name: Lhamo Kyab    

Date of protest: 25 March 2013
Location of protest: near Tsoe, Sangchu, Kanlho
Age: 43
From:  Meshul township, Sangchu, Kanlho, Gansu
Status: died
Lhamo Kyab, a forest guard, self-immolated by dousing himself in kerosene and jumping into a prepared fire. He died at the scene. Following the protest Chinese security personnel arrived in the region and began surveillance operations. The situation is described as tense
... read more

(111) Name: Kalkyi     Kalkyi
Date of protest: 24 March 2013
Location of protest: Jonang monastery, Dzamthang
Age: 30
From: Barwa township, Dazmthang, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status: died
Kalkyi, a nomad and mother of four, set herself on fire near Jonang monastery. Kalkyi succumbed to her injuries and her body was carried into the monastery by local Tibetans. It is not clear if Kalkyi’s body remained in the monastery or was eventually taken away by Chinese security personnel. A large crowd later gathered at her family home to offer prayers
... read more

(110) Name: Lobsang Thokmey   
Date of protest: 16 March 2013
Location of protest: Kirti monastery, Ngaba,
Sichuan  
Age: 28
From: Kirti monastery
, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status: died
Lobsang Thokmey self-immolated at Kirti monastery, where he had been a monk since childhood. The protest took place on the anniversary of a 2008 demonstration which ended with Chinese soldiers killing at least 10 Tibetans. Lobsang died in hospital and his body was taken away by Chinese officials
... read more

(109) Name: Kunchok Wangmo   
Date of protest: 13 March 2013
Location of protest: Dzoge county, Ngaba,
Sichuan   
Age: 31
From: Dzoge county, Ngaba, Sichuan   
Status: died
Kunchok Wangmo self-immolated at approximately midnight, on the eve of Xi Jinping’s appointment as President of China. She died at the scene and her body was taken away and cremated by Chinese authorities. Kunchok’s ashes were returned the following day to her husband, Drolma Kyab, who was arrested after refusing to admit his wife had self-immolated due to a family feud. Chinese media state that Drolma Kyab was arrested on suspicion of “intentional homicide”
... read more

(108) Name: Sangdag  
Date of protest: 25 February 2013
Location of protest: Ngaba town, Sichuan  
Age: unknown
From: Dhiphu monastery 
Status: unknown 
Sangdag, a monk from Dhiphu monastery self-immolated at 10am on a main road in Ngaba town. Chinese security personnel doused the flames and his body was taken away, first to Ngaba hospital and then to a second unknown location. Sangdag's current condition and whereabouts are not known.
.. read more

Tsesung Kyab(107) Name: Tsesung Kyab  
Date of protest: 25 February 2013
Location of protest: Shitsang monastery, Luchu  
Age: 27
From: presumed from Luchu, Kanlho, Gansu 
Status: died
Tsesung Kyab died after self-immolating in front of the main prayer hall of the Shitsang monastery.  Tsesung’s body has remained in the hands of the local Tibetan community. Chinese troops have been deployed to the Luchu area in the aftermath of this self-immolation.
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(106) Name: Phagmo Dhondup  Phagmo Dhondup
Date of protest: 24 February 2013
Location of protest: Chachung monastery, Palung, Tshoshar 
Age: early 20s
From: Tsaphuk town, Palung 
Status: died
Phagmo Dhondup set fire to himself at Chachung monastery during a traditional prayer ceremony. Phagmo was then rushed to the hospital by fellow monks. Phagmo succumbed to his injuries and died in hospital. Restrictions have been imposed on Chachung monastery and Chinese security forces have been deployed in the area.
.. read more

Sonam DhargyeRinchen(104, 105) Name: Rinchen & Sonam Dhargye 
Date of protest: 19 February 2013

Location of protest: Kangsta, Zoege

Age: Rinchen 17, Sonam 18
From: Kangsta
Status: both died at the scene
At 9:30pm Rinchen and Sonam Dhargye set themselves on fire in protest against China's continued occupation and repressive policies in Tibet, although it is not known what the exact slogans shouted were. The families of the self-immolators are in possession of the bodies and hope to perform funeral rites without the interference of Chinese authorities.
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Namlha Tsering(103) Name: Namlha Tsering
Date of protest: 17 February 2013
Location of protest: Sangchu county, Labrang  
Age: 49
From: nomadic area of Ganja township
Status: died
At approximately 5:40pm (local time) Namlha Tsering self-immolated on a busy street in Sangchu county in the Kanhlo autonomous prefecture of Tibet. Namlha was farmer and nomad and was married with three children. The flames were swiftly extinguished by Chinese authorities and Namlha was taken away. It later emerged that Namlha succumbed to his injuries and was cremated the same day. Families and friends have been forbidden to pay their respects to Namlha's home and the village has been surrounded by Chinese troops.
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(102) Name: Drugpa Khar
Date of protest: 13 February 2013
Location of protest: Amchok, Sangchu, Kanlho
Age: 26
From: Lushoe Kyi village, lower Amchok township
Status: died
At approximately 1pm (local time) Drugpa Khar set himself on fire in protest against Chinese policies. The father of three succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. Details about this self-immolation have been slow to reach outsiders... read more

(101) Name: Lobsang Namgyal
Date of protest: 3 February 2013
Location of protest: Dzoge county, Ngaba, Amdo
Age: 37
From: Kirti monastery
Status: died at the scene
Whilst on fire, Lobsang Namgyal shouted slogans for the long life of the Dalai Lama and ran towards the Dzoge county police station. Lobsang's body was taken away by Chinese authorities and immediately cremated. His family is under surveillance and his brother has been detained... read more
* Lobsang Namgyal was widely reported to be the 100th Tibetan under Chinese rule to self-immolate. He was actually the 102nd under Chinese rule - as one self-immolation took place in Beijing, by Passang Lhamo in September 2012 - and the 101st in Tibet as the joint self-immolation of Thupten Nyendak Rinpoche and Atse, which took place in April 2012, only came to light in March 2013.

Kunchok Kyab(100) Name: Kunchok Kyab
Date of protest: 22 January 2013
Location of protest: near Bora monastery, Labrang, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 26
From: Gyalring village, Labrang, Kanlho, Gansu
Status: died at the scene

Details of Kunchok's self-immolation are not fully known, however following the protest Chinese security forces took Kunchok's body away. Local Tibetans warned authorities there would be a major protest unless the body is returned to Kunchok's family and a traditional funeral allowed. Kunchok is survived by a wife and 10-month old son... read more

Drubchok(99) Name: Drubchok 
Date of protest: 18 January 2013
Location of protest: Drachen, Marthang county, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: 28
From: Drachen, Marthang county, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status: died at the scene 
As Drubchok (also referred to as Tsering Phuntsok) began his protest, he referred to the Dalai Lama and clasped his hands in prayer. The father of two died at the scene. Chinese security officials took his body away and are understood to have cremated the body without informing the family. Security measures have been tightened in Drachen... read more

(98) Name:
Tsering Tashi (aka Tsebhe) 
Date of protest: 12 January 2013
Location of protest: Amchok, Kanlho, Gansu 
Age: 22
From: Amchok, Kanlho, Gansu
Status: died at the scene 
During his protest, Tsering Tashi called for Tibetan freedom as well as the long life and return of the Dalai Lama.  Despite the ban by authorities on Tsering’s family to perform rituals or organise funeral services, locals brought Tsering’s body to his family home and offered prayers. They were soon ordered to stop by police forces and the family was forced to immediately cremate Tsering’s body... read more

Wangchen Kyi(97) Name: Wangchen Kyi
Date of Protest: 9 December 2012
Protest location: Dokarmo, Tsekhog county, Malho, Qinghai
Age: 17
From: Dokarmo, Tsekhog county, Malho, Qinghai
Status: died at the scene

Wangchen Kyi (also referred to as Bhenchen Kyi) set fire to herself in the Dokarmo nomadic area of Tsekhog county.
Wangchen chose to self-immolate in the nomadic area rather than in a town as she did not want the authorities to take her body away. During her protest she called for the long life of the Dalai Lama and for Tibetans "to prevail for tens of thousands of years". Several thousand people gathered for her funeral but were dispersed by armed police... read more

Kunchok Phelgye(96) Name: Kunchok Phelgye
Date of Protest: 8 December 2012
Protest location: Dzoge county, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: 24
From: Sumdo monastery, Dzoge county, Ngaba
Status:
died at the scene
Kunchok Phelgye self-immolated in front of Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery in Dzoge county. Kunchok was a senior student of Buddhist philosophy at the monastery. During his protest, he called for the long life and return of the Dalai Lama and Kirti Rinpoche as well as the reunification of all Tibetans. Security has been increased at Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery and in the surrounding area
... read more

Pema Dorjee(95) Name: Pema Dorjee
Date of Protest: 8 December 2012
Protest location: Shitsang monastery, Luchu county
Age: 23
From: Choekor village, Luchu county, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
died at the scene
Pema Dorjee set fire to himself In front of Shitsang monastery in Luchu. During his protest, Pema called for an independent Tibet, the return of the Dalai Lama and unity amongst Tibetans. Heavy restrictions have been placed on the Shitsang monastery since the protest
... read more

Lobsang Gendun(94) Name: Lobsang Gendun
Date of Protest: 3 December 2012
Protest location: Pema county, Golog, Qinghai
Age: 29
From : Penang monastery, Pema county, Golog, Qinghai
Status:
died at the scene
Lobsang Gendun self-immolated at a road intersection in Pema county. Whilst engulfed in flames he walked with clasped hands and shouted slogans.
Before his protest Lobsang left a message, calling for unity and solidarity among all Tibetans. Since the protest, security has been intensified at Penang monastery and in Pema county... read more

Sungdue Kyab(93) Name: Sungdue Kyab
Date of Protest: 2 December 2012
Protest Location: near Bora monastery, Sangchu county, Kanlho
Age: late teens
From: Dardo village, Bora township, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
in hospital
Sungdue Kyab set fire to himself near Bora monastery. Chinese security personnel arrived, doused the flames and took Sungdue to a hospital in Tsoe, which has now been heavily fortified by Chinese police. Sungdue has not been allowed any visitors and details of his current condition are not known. Tensions are mounting in Bora and communications have been restricted
... read more

Kunchok Kyab(92) Name: Kunchok Kyab
Date of protest: 30 November 2012
Protest location: Shagdom region, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: 29
From: Akyi township, Dzoge county, Ngaba
Status: died 1 December

Kunchok Kyab, a father of two, set himself on fire near a gas station. Police arrived at the scene and took Kalsang to hospital. A group of young Tibetans who followed the police vehicles have since gone missing. Crowds gathered to demand the return of Kalsang and the group who followed him. Kalsang died in hospital on 1 December
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Tsering Namgyal(91) Name: Tsering Namgyal
Date of Protest: 29 November 2012
Location of Protest: Luchu, Kanlho prefecture, Gansu
Age: 31
From: Samtsa Lotso Dewa, Luchu
Status:
died
Tsering Namgyal, father of two, set himself on fire outside the local Chinese government office in Luchu. Tsering shouted slogans against the government's repressive policies. Since Tsering’s self-immolation, military personnel is being deployed to Luchu and its inhabitants are being put under increased restrictions
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Bendey Khar(90) Name: Bendey Khar
Date of Protest: 28 November 2012
Protest Location: Tsoe county, Kanlho prefecture, Gansu
Age: 21
From: Yarki Sodhi village, Tsoe region
Status:
died
Bendey Khar (also referred to as Wande Khar) set himself on fire in Tsoe
. During his protest he shouted slogans calling for freedom for Tibet, the return of the Dalai Lama, the release of Panchen Lama and the protection of Tibet’s environment. Following his death, Tibetans gathered at Bendey’s home to pray... read more

Sangay Tashi(89) Name: Sangay Tashi
Date of Protest: 27 November 2012
Protest Location: Sangkong, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 18
From: Sangkhong Ngyulre village, Labrang county
Status:
died
Sangye Tashi set himself on fire on the main street of Sangkong at about 11pm. During his protest, Sangye shouted slogans calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and the release of all Tibetan political prisoners, including the Panchen Lama. Sangye died on the spot and his body was taken to a nearby house
... read more 

Kalsang Kyab(88) Name: Kalsang Kyab
Date of protest: 27 November 2012
Protest location: Kangtsa township, Dzoge county, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: 24
From: Dowa Megey village, Kangtsa township
Status:
died
Kalsang Kyab, one of six sons of a nomadic family, set fire to himself in front of a government office. During his protest, Kalsang shouted slogans calling for the long life of the Dalai Lama and Kirti Rinpoche. Kalsang’s body was then taken by local Tibetans to Dowa Mege village to be blessed. In the aftermath of the protest, restrictions have been heightened in the Kangsta region... read more

Gonpo Tsering(87) Name: Gonpo Tsering
Date of Protest:  26 November 2012
Protest Location:  Luchu, Kanlho prefecture, Gansu
Age: 24
From: unknown
Status:
died
Gonpo Tsering set fire to himself in front of the main prayer hall at Ala Deugo monastery in Luchu. The father of three shouted slogans during his protest, including freedom for Tibet, human rights for Tibetans and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Local Tibetans carried his body into the monastery, where many more locals assembled to say prayers for Gonpo... read more


Kunchok Tsering(86) Name: Kunchok Tsering
Date of Protest: 26
November 2012
Protest Location: gold mine in Amchok, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 18
From: unknown
Status: died

Kunchok Tsering self-immolated a week after Tsering Dhondup, in front of the same gold mine in Amchok. The Chinese-run mining operation has been the focus of protests by Tibetans concerned over the mine's environmental impact. Large numbers of local Tibetans gathered at Amchok monastery to say prayers for Kunchok, who is survived by his 19 year-old wife... read more


Wangyal(85) Name: Wangyal
Date of Protest:  26
November 2012
Protest Location:  Serthar, Kardze prefecture, Sichuan
Age: 20
From: unknown
Status:
died at scene
Wangyal, a student of Sertha People’s Middle School, set fire to himself on a main street in Serthar. During his protest shouted slogans for the freedom of Tibetan people and the return to Tibet of the Dalai Lama. He died at the scene and Chinese security personnel took his body away... read more


Sangay Dolma(84) Name: Sangay Dolma
Date of protest: 25
November 2012
Protest location: Dokarma, Tsekhog county, Malho, Qinghai
Age: (teenager)
From: unknown
Status: died

At around 7pm local time, Sangay Dolma, a teenage nun, died after setting herself on fire in front of a government office in Dokarmo. Large numbers of Tibetans gathered to pray for Sangay. She is the third Tibetan to self-immolate in Dokarmo, following the authorities’ ban on funerals and paying respects to self-immolators... read more

(83) Name: Tamdin Dorjee
Date of Protest:  23
November 2012
Protest Location:  Dokarma, Tsekhog county, Malho, Qinghai
Age: 29
From: Mekor village, Tsekhog county, Malho, Qinghai
Status:
died
Tamdin Dorjee self-immolated at around 6.30pm in front of a local government office in Dokarmo. Tamdin held his hands in a praying gesture and shouted for the long life of the Dalai Lama during his protest. Despite official warnings, over a thousand Tibetans gathered to say prayers for Tamdin and mantras for the long life of the Dalai Lama. Tamdin was the second Tibetan to self-immolate in Dokarmo, following the announcement on 14 November that those associated with or paid respects to self-immolators would be punished...
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Tamding Kyab(82) Name: Tamding Kyab
Date of Protest:  22
November 2012
Protest Location: Luchu county, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 23
From: Palgur Nagri village, Luchu county, Kanlho, Gansu
Status: died
Former monk and nomad, Tamding Kyab, self-immolated at about 10pm local time on 22 November near Luchu river. Local Tibetans recovered Tamding's body and returned it to his home, where local monks performed traditional rituals. He had previously told friends that there was no point to living if the Dalai Lama could not return to Tibet... read more

(81) Name: Lubum Gyal
Date of Protest: 22
November 2012
Protest Location: Dowa township, Rebkong
county
Age: 18
From: Dowa, Rebkong
county, Malho, Qinghai
Status: died

Lubum Tsering’s self-immolation, in the afternoon of 22 November, came after Chinese authorities announced a ban on funerals and prayers for self-immolators. It is believed the ban, plus heightened security may have been the trigger for Lubum’s protest. Local people prevented Chinese security from taking Lubum’s body away, and many gathered for traditional rituals despite the ban... read more


Tsering Dhondup (80) Name: Tsering Dhondup
Date of Protest: 20
November 2012
Protest Location:
gold mine in Amchok, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 35
From: Chungennang village, Amchok, Kanlho, Gansu
Status: died

Tsering Dhondup, self-immolated at about 8.30am on 20 November near the entrance to a gold mining site located at Ghong-ngon Lari mountain, in Amchok, in an apparent protest against Chinese mining activities. His body was returned to his home. Hundreds of people gathered to say prayers and pay respects. Tsering was married with three children
... read more

Wangchen Norbu(79) Name: Wangchen Norbu
Date of Protest: 19 November 2012
Protest Location: Kangsta, Yadzi county, Tsohar, Qinghai
Age: 25
From: unknown
Status:
died
During his protest, which occurred at 8pm near the Ganden Choeling monastery, Wangchen called for freedom for Tibet, the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and for the release of the Panchen Lama. A large number of people gathered at the monastery for a funeral later that evening, where the crowd shouted for the long life of the Dalai Lama... read more

Sangdag Tsering(78) Name: Sangdag Tsering
Date of protest: 18 November 2012
Protest location: Dokarmo town, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: 24
From: Rebkong county, Qinghai (assumed)
Status:
died at the scene
Sangdag Tsering set himself on fire in front of a local Chinese government office in Dokarmo town, where a public meeting had been where Chinese officials announced a ban on paying respects to self-immolation victims. Despite the ban a funeral service was held attended by several thousand Tibetans. Sangdag had written a poem calling for Tibetan unity, including the words: “The brave men of the snow mountains, Don’t forget your loyalty to Tibet.”... read more

Chagmo Kyi(77) Name: Chagmo Kyi
Date of protest: 17 November 2012
Protest location: Rongwo town, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: about 27
From: Madpa village, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Status:
died at the scene
Farmer, taxi driver and mother of two, Chagmo Kyi, self-immolated in Dolma Square in Rongwo town. Monks took her body into the monastery. Hundreds of monks and local Tibetans attended the funeral despite a security ban... read more

Tangzin Dolma(76) Name: Tangzin Dolma
Date of protest: 15 November 2012
Protest location: Tsemo region, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: 23
From: not known
Status:
died at the scene
Tangzin Dolma self-immolated in the courtyard of a local temple in the Tsemo region of Rebkong county. Sources indicated a large number of Tibetans were gathering in the evening in Tsemo for Tangzin's funeral... read more

Kharbum Gyal(75) Name: Kharbum Gyal
Date of protest: 15 November 2012
Protest location: Rongwo town, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: 18
From: not known
Status:
died at the scene
Kharbum Gyal set himself on fire in a street in Rongwo town. Hundreds of people are reported to have gathered for his funeral.
Further details are not yet known due to the blocking of communications by the Chinese authorities... read more

(74) Name: Nyingchag Bum
Date of protest: 12 November 2012
Protest location: Dawo town, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: 20
From: not known
Status:
died
Nyingchag Bum died after setting fire to himself on the main street in Dowa town. Monks have taken his body to a local monastery. Further details are not yet known due to the blocking of communications by the Chinese authorities... read more

Nyingkar Tashi(73) Name: Nyingkar Tashi
Date of protest: 12 November 2012
Protest location: Rongwo town, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: 24
From: not known
Status:
died
Nyingkar Tashi's protest took place at about 3.30pm in Rongwo town. He died from his injuries. Further details are not yet known due to the blocking of communications by the Chinese authorities... read more

Gonpo Tsering(72) Name: Gonpo Tsering
Date of protest: 10 November 2012
Protest location: Lushoe village, Tsoe county, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 19
From: Tsoe county, Kanlho, Gansu (assumed)
Status:
died later same day
Gonpo Tsering called for "freedom for Tibetans, the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom of languages" during his self-immolation protest. Monks and local Tibetans took Gonpo to his home following the protest where he died later the same day... read more

Kalsang Jinpa(71) Name: Kalsang Jinpa
Date of protest: 8 November 2012
Protest location: Rongwo town, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: 18
From: former monk from Rongwo monastery
Status:
died
Kalsang Jinpa died after self-immolating in Rongwo town. He carried a banner as he set himself on fire which called for the rights of the Tibetan people to be respected and for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. After the self-immolation thousands of Tibetans gathered in front of Rongwo monastery in protest against the Chinese regime, shouting slogans including freedom for Tibet and for the return of the Dalai Lama... read more

(70) Name: Tsegyal 
Date of protest: 7 November 2012
Protest location: Tingser village, Bekhar, Driru county, TAR
Age: 27
From: unknown
Status:
died 18 November
A self-immolation by a man ideintified as Tsegyal took place at 8pm in Bekhar township. Information regarding this protest has been slow to come out of Tibet and some details remains unconfirmed... read more

Tamdin Tso(69) Name: Tamdin Tso
Date of protest: 7 November 2012
Protest location: Gemar market, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Age: 23
From: Dro Rongwo, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Status:
died at the scene
Tamdin Tso set fire to herself near Gemar market in Rebkong. She shouted "His Holiness the Dalai Lama must come to Tibet" during her protest. Monks carried her body to her home for traditional rituals. Following the self-immolation, several thousand Tibetans gathered in Rebkong to protest against China's oppressive rule and to say prayers for Tamdin Tso... read more

Dorjee KyabSamdupDorjee(66-68) Name: (l-r) Dorjee, Samdup & Dorjee Kyab
Date of protest: 7 November 2012
Protest location: Gomang, Ngaba county, Sichuan
Age: Dorjee 15, Samdup 16, Dorjee Kyab 16
From: Ngoshul monastery, Ngaba county, Sichuan
Status:
Dorjee died; Samdup & Dorjee Kyab taken to hospital
Three teenage monks set themselves on fire in a joint protest in front of a Chinese police station in Gomang. They called for freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Dorjee died at the scene, whilst Samdup and Dorjee Kyab were taken to a hospital by Chinese security personnel. Their current conditions are not known... read more

Dorjee Lhundrup(65) Name: Dorjee Lhundrup
Date of protest: 4 November 2012
Protest location: Rebkong town, Qinghai
Age: mid-twenties
From: Chuma village, Rebkong county, Qinghai
Status:
died
Dorjee Lhundrup, a farmer and thangka painter, set fire to himself in Taglung South Street, Rebkong. He shouted slogans including for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet and for freedom for Tibet. Monks and local Tibetans protected Dorjee's body from Chinese forces. Several thousand Tibetans attended his funeral and began a protest shouting slogans. Dorjee was the 50th Tibetan to self-immolate in Tibet this year... read more


Thubwang Kyab(64) Name: Thubwang Kyab
Date of protest: 26 October 2012
Protest location: Sangkok, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 21
From: Sangkok, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
died at the scene
Thubwang Kyab self-immolated on the main street of Sangkok township. He shouted slogans calling for freedom for Tibet, for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet and for the release of the Panchen Lama and all political prisoners. Local Tibetans took Thubwang's body to his home in Sangkhok after stopping Chinese security forces from taking the body away. Thousands of Tibetans attended the funeral, despite a security crackdown in the region... read more

Lhamo Tseten(63) Name: Lhamo Tseten
Date of protest: 26 October 2012
Protest location: Amchok, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 24
From: Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
died at the scene
Lhamo Tseten, a nomad and farmer, set fire to himself near a People's Armed Police station in Amchok. He ran down the street ablaze whilst shouting slogans calling for freedom for Tibet and the return to Tibet of the Dalai Lama. After collapsing, he is said to have clasped his hands together as if he was praying. He died at the scene. Chinese security forces did not intervene as local people took Lhamo Tseten's body to his hometown... read more

Tenzinsilhouette(61, 62) Name: Tsepo & Tenzin (right)
Date of protest: 25 October 2012
Protest location: Narong, Driru county, Nagchu, TAR
Age: Tsepo 20, Tenzin 25
From: former monks from Bankar monastery, Driru
Status:
Tsepo died; Tenzin unknown
Tsepo and Tenzin set themselves on fire near a government building whilst shouting slogans demanding freedom for Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama. They also called for all Tibetans to be "united like brothers". Tsepo died shortly afterwards, whilst Tenzin was taken away by Chinese security forces. Tenzin's condition and whereabouts are not known... read more


Dorjee Rinchen(60) Name: Dorjee Rinchen
Date of protest: 23 October 2012
Protest location: Labrang town, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 58
From: Sayi village, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
died at the scene
Dorjee Rinchen set himself ablaze and ran down the main street of Labrang. Local people took Dorjee's body to his home after preventing Chinese troops from acquiring the body. Monks from Labrang monastery were said to be prevented from visiting Dorjee's home. Dorjee used to sell bread at Labrang monastery... read more

Dhondup(59) Name: Dhondup
Date of protest: 22 October 2012
Protest location: Labrang monastery, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 61
From: Denme township, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
died at the scene
Dhondup, a nomad and farmer, set fire to himself next to a temple at Labrang Monastery. Chinese security forces initially took Dhondup's body away but later gave the body to his family as they feared protests would erupt. Local officials also attempted to prevent prayers being said for Dhondup at Labrang monastery. Dhondup is the oldest Tibetan to have self-immolated to date... read more

Lhamo Kyab(58) Name: Lhamo Kyab
Date of protest: 20 October 2012
Protest location: Bora monastery, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: 27
From: Drognang, Bora township, Labrang county, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
died shortly after protest
Lhamo Kyab, a layman, set fire to himself outside Bora monastery and ran down the street shouting for independence for Tibet, the release of the Panchen Lama and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. He died shortly afterwards. Local Tibetans prevented his body being taken away by Chinese security forces. Before his protest he told a friend, "These Chinese are not letting us live in peace. It's better to die, better to die"... read more

Tamdin Dorjee(57) Name: Tamdin Dorjee
Date of protest: 13 October 2012
Protest location: Tsoe monastery, Tsoe county, Kanlho, Gansu
Age: early fifties
From: Drong che village, Khasag township, Kanlho, Gansu
Status:
died at scene
Tamdin Dorjee set fire to himself in the grounds of Tsoe monastery. He shouted for freedom for Tibet and for the return of the Dalai Lama during his protest. He died at the scene. Local monks took away his body, but Tsoe monastery has since been placed under a military lockdown. Tamdin Dorjee was a father of three and grandfather of the reincarnation of Gungthang Rinpoche, a revered religious leader in Tibet... read more 

Sangay Gyatso(56) Name: Sangay Gyatso
Date of protest: 6 October 2012
Protest location: Dokar monastery, Tsoe county, Gansu
Age: 27
From: Tsoe county, Kanlho prefecture, Gansu
Status:
died at scene
Sangay Gyatso, a layman and father of two, set fire to himself in the grounds of Dukar monastery located near Tsoe town. During his protest he called for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and for religious and language rights. Sangay died at the scene. Subsequently, there has been a security clampdown in the area, with the arrival of security forces, communications with the monastery cut and Dokar monks facing interrogation... read more 

Gudrub(55) Name: Gudrub
Date of protest: 4 October 2012
Protest location: Nagchu town, Nagchu county, TAR
Age: 43
From: Kali village, Driru county, TAR
Status:
died shortly after protest
Prior to his protest Gudrub left a statement online urging "unity and solidarity" amongst Tibetans. During his protest, at a marketplace in Nagchu town, Gudrub shouted slogans including “Wherever we go, we have no freedom”, “Freedom for Tibet” and “Let His Holiness the Dalai Lama return to Tibet”. Sources say he died shortly after the protest. Gudrub was a writer and had studied in exile... read more

(54) Name: Yungdrung
Date of protest: 29 September 2012
Protest location: Zatoe town, Qinghai province
Age: 27
From: Karma township, Chamdo, TAR
Status:
died on way to hospital
On 29 September, Yungdrung set fire to himself in Zatoe town. He was wearing traditional Tibetan clothes and shouted slogans during his protest. He called for independence for Tibet, the return of the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa to Tibet, and for long life for the Dalai Lama. He also referred to Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay as the king of Tibet. Yungdrung was taken away by Chinese security forces. The Chinese authorities later informed his family that he died whilst being taken to hospital, but did not hand over his body... read more

silhouettesilhouette(52, 53) Name: Lobsang Kelsang & Lobsang Damchoe
Date of protest: 27 August 2012
Protest location: near Kirti monastery, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: Kelsang 18; Damchoe 17
From: Raruwa village, Chara township, Sichuan
Status:
both died in hospital later same day
Lobsang Kelsang, a monk from Kirti monastery, and Lobsang Damchoe, a former Kirti monk, self-immolated at 8.30am on 27 August near the eastern gate of Kirti monastery in Ngaba. Both shouted slogans agaist China's rule and the Tibetan battle cry "Ki, Ki". After the flames were extinguished they were taken away by Chinese police. They both died in hospital later the same day. The two teenagers were cousins. Lobsang Damcoe's sister, Tenzin Choedron died after self-immolating on 11 February... read more 


silhouettesilhouette(50, 51) Name: Lungtok & Tashi
Date of protest: 13 August 2012
Protest location: Ngaba, Sichuan province
Age: both in early 20s
From: not known
Status:
Lungtok died 13 Aug, Tashi died 14 Aug
Lungtok, a monk from Kirti monastery in Ngaba, and Tashi, a former monk, set fire to themselves on 13 August. Both shouted slogans during their joint protest
outside Kirti monastery. Chinese security forces doused the flames and forcibly took them away. Tashi was also reportedly beaten. Lungtok died later the same day. Tashi died the following day in hospital. Following the self-immolations Tibetans gathered in Ngaba to protest against China's oppression. Security forces responded with violence, killing one and injuring others. An unknown number of Tibetans were detained... read more 

(49) Name: Choepa
Date of protest: 10 August 2012
Protest location: Meruma, Ngaba prefecture, Sichuan
Age: 24
From: Meruma region, Ngaba prefecture, Sichuan
Status:
died
Choepa, a Tibetan nomad and known activist, self-immolated at 10am on 10 August 2012 in Meruman township in eastern Tibet. He was heard to shouting slogans as he walked down the street abalaze. Chinese security forces extinguished the flames and took him away. Choepa died before reaching hospital. His body was cremated by Chinese officials denying his family a traditional Buddhist funeral... read more 

Dolkar Kyi(48) Name: Dolkar Tso
Date of protest: 7 August 2012
Protest location: Tsoe, Kanlho, Gansu province
Age: 26
From: Tasur, Nawu township, Kanlho
Status:
died
Dolkar Tso set fire to herself in the afternoon of 7 August at Tsoe Gaden Choeling monastery in Tsoe City. During her protest Dolkar called out for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and that there is no freedom in Tibet. Monks rushed out to help her but she died later the same day. Dolkar was from a farming family and leaves behind a four-year old son and a two-year old daughter... read more 


Lobsang Tsultrim(47) Name: Lobsang Tsultrim
Date of protest: 6 August 2012
Protest location: outside Kirti monastery, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: 21
From: Ryiwa village, Cha township, Ngaba
Status: died

Lobsang Tsultrim self-immolated at approximately 5pm local time on 6 August in front of Kirti monastery. The young monk shouted slogans calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and for Tibetans in Tibet and in exile to unite. He attempted to walk towards a government building whilst he was on fire, but collapsed to the ground. Armed police extinguished the flames and took him away. Lobsang died later the same day in hospital... read more 


(46) Name: Lobsang Lozin
Date of protest: 17 July 2012
Protest location:
Barkham, Ngaba prefecture
Age: 18

From: 
Tsodun monastery, Barkham
Status: died
Lobsang Lozin's protest took place at about 12 noon in front of the main prayer hall of Tsodun monastery. Lobsang shouted slogans during his protest, though it is not clear what these were. He died at the scene. Reports indicate that Chinese security personnel attempted to enter the monastery but were stopped by local Tibetans who blocked a nearby bridge. There are fears of confrontations between security forces and local Tibetans as tensions escalate... read more 

(45) Name: Tsewang Dorjee
Date of protest: 7 July 2012
Protest location:
Damshung, Lhasa prefecture
Age: 22

From:
Jyekundo, Qinghai province
Status:
died

Tsewang Dorjee, a 22-year old nomad, self-immolated at about 1pm on 7 July, the day after the Dalai Lama's 77th birthday, in front of a community hall in Damshung (Chinese: Dangxiong), Lhasa prefecture. Tsewang shouted slogans calling for the long life of the Dalai Lama as he set fire to himself. [UPDATE 12 July] Reports indicate that Tsewang Dorjee died later the same day... read more

(44) Name: Dickyi Choezom
Date of protest: 27 June 2012
Protest location:
Jyekundo, Qinghai province
Age: in her 40s

From:
Jyekundo, Qinghai province
Status:
in hospital in serious condition

Dickyi Choezom, a mother of two in her 40s, set fire to herself whilst taking part in a protest to highlight unjust land confiscation policies implemented by the Chinese authorities following the Yushu earthquake of April 2010. Local police extinguished the flames and rushed her to hospital. Her current condition is not known. The authorities refused family visits to the hospital... read more 

(42, 43) Name: Tenzin Khedup (left) Ngawang Norphel (right)
Date of protest: 20 June 2012
Protest location:
Zatoe town, Qinghai province
Ages: Tenzin 24; Ngawang 22

From: Tenzin local; Ngawang from Ngaba
Status:
Tenzin died 20 June; Ngawang died 30 July
On 20 June, at about 3.30pm, two young TIbetan men held up banned Tibetan flags and shouted slogans in Zatoe town, Jyekundo, eastern Tibet. As they called for freedom in Tibet and for the return of the Dalai Lama they set fire to themselves. Tenzin died at the scene, whilst Ngawang was taken to hospital where he survived for almost six weeks before succumbing to his injuries on 30 July. Prior to their protest Tenzin and Ngawang wrote a message saying their deaths were "for the Tibetan cause" and they called for unity amongst their fellow Tibetans... read more

Tamdin Thar(41) Name: Tamdin Thar
Date of protest: 15 June 2012
Protest location:
Chentsa, Malho
Age:
in his 40s or 50s
From:
nomad from Malho region
Status:
died
On 15 June, Tamdin Thar, from a nomadic family and in his 40s or 50s, self-immolated in front of a People's Armed Police base in Chentsa, Malho (Ch: Huangnan TIbetan Autonomous Prefecture), Amdo (located in the Chinese province of Qinghai). Tamdin was taken away by police and died later the same day... read more

(40) Name: Rikyo
Date of protest: 30 May 2012
Protest location: near Jonang monastery, Dzamthang
Age: 33

From:
Tsangde, Dzamthang, Sichuan
Status:
died
Rikyo, a 33 year-old nomad and mother of three, set fire to herself at about 3pm on 30 May near Jonang monastery in Dzamthang (Chinese: Rangtang) county, Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. Rikyo died at the scene and her body was taken to the local monastery... read more

Dhargye(38, 39) Name: Dorjee Tseten (left) & Dhargye (right)
Date of protest: 27 May 2012
Protest location: outide Jokhang temple, Lhasa
Ages: Dorjee 19; Dhargye early 20s

From: Dorjee from Bora, Gansu; Dhargye from Ngaba
Status:
Dorjee died at scene; Dhargye died in hospital
Dorjee Tseten and Dhargye set fire to themselves in front of the Jokhang temple in central Lhasa in the afternoon of 27 May, during the Buddhist festival of Saga Dawa. Security forces doused the flames and took the two men away. Chinese state media confirmed that Dorjee died later the same day. Tibetan sources say Dhargye died in hospital in July. These were the first self-immolations to take place in Lhasa... read more


silhouettesilhouette(36, 37) Name: Choepak Kyap (left) & Sonam (right)
Date of protest: 19 April 2012
Protest location: Barma, Dzamthang county, Ngaba
Ages: both in their 20s

From: Dzamthang county, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
both died several hours after protest
Cousins Choepak Kyap and Sonam self-immolated at about 1pm near a local government building in Barma township. Local Tibetans immediately surrounded the two men to prevent security forces from beating them and taking them away. Their bodies were taken to Dzamthang Jonang monastery for prayers and funerals. Security forces have since converged on the monastery.
Prior to their self-immolation, the two cousins recorded saying their actions were "for the “restoration of Tibet’s freedom”... read more

AtseThupten Nyendak Rinpoche(34, 35) Name: Thupten Nyendak Rinpoche (left) & Atse (right)
Date of protest: 6 April 2012
Location of protest: Dzogchen monastery, Derge, Kardze, Sichuan
Age: Rinpoche 45, Atse 23
From: Rinpoche from Dzogchen monastery,
Atse from Serthar Tibetan Buddhist Institute

Status:
both died at the scene
Initial reports indicated Rinpoche and Atse died accidently in a house fire, however the Tibetan government in exile released a report in March 2013, stating that the deaths were confirmed as self-immolations. The report said that  Rinpoche phoned his family on the day of the incident saying he was going to end his life. His fellow monks did not report the self-immolation at the time for fear the monastery would be closed... read more

(32, 33) Name:
Chimey Palden (left) & Tenpa Darjey (right)
Date of protest: 30 March 2012
Protest location: Barkham, Ngaba prefecture
Ages: Chimey 21,
Tenpa 22
From: Tsodun monastery, Ngaba
, Sichuan
Status:
Chimey died on 31 March, Tenpa on 7 April
Chimey Palden and Tenpa Darjey, monks from Tsodun monastery, set fire to themselves in a joint protest outside local government offices in Barkham whilst shouting slogans against the Chinese government. Both were taken by security forces to a local hospital. Chimey Palden died the day after the protest, whilst Tenpa Darjey died a week later on 7 April. The Chinese authorities refused to hand over their bodies for traditional rituals, instead cremating the bodies and handing over the ashes... read more


(31) Name: Lobsang Sherab
Date of protest: 28 March 2012
Protest location: Cha township, Ngaba prefecture
Age: 20
From: Kirti monastery, Ngaba
, Sichuan
Status:
died
Lobsang Sherab, a 20 year-old monk who had returned home from Kirti monastery two days earlier, set fire to himself in the main street of Cha township, Ngaba prefecture, Sichuan province on 28 March. During his protest, Lobsang shouted slogans against China's policies which discriminate against Tibetans. He died at the scene. Security personnel took his body away. Chinese officials have ignored pleas from the family to return the body so that traditional rituals can be performed... read more

(30) Name: Sonam Dhargye (or Thargyal)
Date of protest: 17 March 2012
Protest location: Tongpo town, Rebkong county
Age: 43
From: Rebkong county, Qinghai
Status:
died
Sonam Dhargye, a 43 year-old farmer and father of three, set himself on fire on a main road in Tongpo town, Rebkong county in Qinghai province. Sonam, died almost immediately as he had drunk kerosene and poured it over his body which was wrapped in cotton and wire. Whilst on fire Sonam called for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet, for Tibetan language rights and for an end to Chinese rule. His body was taken to Rongpo monastery, where several thousand people attended his funeral... read more

(29) Name: Lobsang Tsultrim
Date of protest: 16 March 2012
Protest location: Ngaba
Age: 20
From: Kirti monastery, Ngaba
, Sichuan
Status:
died in hospital on 19 March
Lobsang Tsultrim set fire to himself near the county office in Ngaba. The Kirti monk shouted slogans against China's rule and ran down the street whilst on fire. When Chinese police caught Lobsang they beat him. Lobsang died three days later in a hospital in Barkham. Local officials cremated his body denying his family the right to hold traditional rituals. Tibetan shops and restaurants in Ngaba closed for three days in a show of solidarity... read more

(28) Name: Jamyang Palden
Date of protest: 14 March 2012
Protest location: Rongbo Gonchen monastery
Age: 34
From: Rebkong county, Qinghai
Status: died 29 September 2012

At about 10.30am Jamyang Palden, a monk, set fire to himself in the grounds of Rongbo Gonchen monastery in Rebkong county, Malho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai province. Several local people helped extinguish the flames. He was initially taken to a local hospital but was later taken back to his monastery, where monks treated his injuries. The monastery has since been placed under strict surveillance by Chinese security personnel.
The protest occured on the anniversary of the start of the 2008 uprising that spread across Tibet. Jamyang Palden died on 29 September 2012, finally succumbing to his burns... read more

silhouette(27) Name: Gyepe
Date of protest: 10 March 2012
Protest location: next to Chinese military office in Ngaba
Age: 18
From: Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
died at scene
Gyepe, a monk from Kirti monastery, self-immolated on the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising. His protest took place next to an office of the Chinese military in Ngaba. Gyepe died at the scene and his body was taken away by Chinese soldiers. His family were not allowed to hold a traditional ceremony and Gyepe's body was cremated the following evening under heavy security... read more


silhouette(26) Name: Dorjee
Date of protest: 5 March 2012
Protest location: near government building in Cha
Age: 18
From: Cha township, Ngaba county, Sichuan
Status:
died at scene
Dorjee set himself on fire as he walked towards a government building in Cha township, Ngaba county. During his protest he shouted slogans against China's policies in Tibet. According to eyewitnesses the flames around Dorjee were so fierce he could hardly be seen. Dorjee died at the scene and the authorities took away his body... read more


Rinchen(25) Name: Rinchen
Date of protest: 4 March 2012
Protest location: in front of Kirti monastery, Ngaba
Age: 32
From: Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
died at scene
Rinchen, a 32 year-old mother and widow, set fire to herself in front of a Chinese police surveillance station at the main entrance to Kirti monastery in Ngaba, Sichuan province. During her protest Rinchen shouted for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet and for freedom for Tibet. Rinchen succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Rinchen was a mother to four children, the eldest being 13 and the youngest only a few weeks old. Her husband died in 2011... read more


Tsering Kyi(24) Name: Tsering Kyi
Date of protest: 3 March 2012
Protest location: vegetable market, Machu
Age: 19
From: Machu, Kanlho prefecture, Gansu
Status:
died at scene
Tsering Kyi, a 19 year-old student from Tibetan Middle School in Machu, Kanlho prefecture, Gansu province, self-immolated in the middle of a busy vegetable market in Machu town. A witness said that Chinese vendors at the market threw stones at Tsering's burning body. Tsering died at the scene and her body was taken away by police... read more


silhouette(23) Name: Nangdrol
Date of protest: 19 February 2012
Protest location: in front of Dzamthang Jonang monastery, Ngaba
Age: 18
From: Dzamthang, Ngaba prefecture, Sichuan
Status:
died at scene
Nangdrol set fire to himself at 2pm on 19 February in front of his local monastery in Dzamthang. He shouted slogans including “May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live 10,000 years” and “Freedom for Tibet”. Nangdrol died at the scene. Local monks prevented Chinese security forces from taking away his body. Over a thousand Tibetans attended a vigil for Nangdrol at Dzamthang Jonang monastery in the evening of 19 February... read more


Damchoe Sangpo(22) Name: Damchoe Sangpo
Date of protest: 17 February 2012
Protest location: Themchen county, Tsonub, Qinghai
Age: 38
From: Bongthak monastery, Themchen
Status:
died
Damchoe Sangpo, a 38-year old monk from Bongthak monastery, self-immolated at 6am on 17 February near the grounds of his monastery. It is reported that he died shortly afterwards. Damchoe was a teacher and a member of the Democratic Managment Committee - the government controlled body that runs the monastery. Damchoe had objected to the presence of Chinese security forces at the monastery and the cancellation of a religious festival. Security had been tightened at Bongthak monastery following recent protests in the area. Damchoe's self-immolation is the third to have occured in Qinghai province... read more


Lobsang Gyatso(21) Name: Lobsang Gyatso
Date of protest: 13 February 2012
Protest location: Ngaba town
Age: 19
From: Kirti monastery, Ngaba
, Sichuan
Status:
unknown
Kirti monk Lobsang Gyatso self-immolated at about 2.30pm on 13 February at the top of the main street of Ngaba town. Lobsang shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government. Chinese police extinguished the flames and were then seen to beat Lobsang as they took him away. A young Tibetan that tried to help Lobsang was also beaten and detained. Lobsang's current whereabouts and condition are unknown. Lobsang is described as "one of the best and brightest students in his class"... read more


Tenzin Choedron(20) Name: Tenzin Choedron
Date of protest: 11 February 2012
Protest location: outside nunnery, Ngaba county
Age: 18
From: Dechen Choekorling nunnery, Ngaba
, Sichuan
Status:
died before reaching hospital
Tenzin Choedron set herself on fire at about 6pm on 11 February near Dechen Choekorling (aka Mamae) nunnery, located 3km outside Ngaba town, Sichuan province. During the protest she shouted slogans against the Chinese government. She was taken away by Chinese security, however she died whilst being transported to hospital. Following the protest, Dechen Choekorling nunnery was surrounded and sealed off by Chinese security personnel. Tenzin is the second nun from
Dechen Choekorling nunnery to have self-immolated; Tenzin Wangmo died after setting fire to herself on 17 October 2011... read more 

(19) Name: Sonam Rabyang
Date of protest: 9 February 2012
Protest location: Triwang town, Tridu county, Yushul, Qinghai
Age: mid-30s
From: Lab monastery, Tridu
Status:
inrecovery, under surveillance
Sonam Rabyang is a monk from Lab monastery.
Sonam survived his self-immolation protest and was taken to hospital. Following the incident senior monks from Lab monastery were detained by the Chinese authorities. A year later it has emerged that Sonam has lost both his legs and is under surveillance in his family home in Yuthung village... read more

Rinzin Dorjee(18) Name: Rinzin Dorjee (aka Rikpe)
Date of protest: 8 February 2012
Protest location: Ngaba town
Age: 19
From: Meruma village, Ngaba county
, Sichuan
Status: died on 21 February

Rikpe set himself alight in protest against China's rule. The protest took place at a school in Ngaba town, Sichuan province. Security personnel took him to the county hospital where he died on 21 February. Rikpe was a former monk of Kirti monastery, and lived with his family since 2010. Rikpe was described as a kind and humble person, a hard and persistent worker and when he was a monk he used to enjoy looking after pigeons. Two monks who witnessed the self-immolation were arrested, but their identities and whereabouts are unknown... read more


Lobsang Jamyang(17) Name: Lobsang Jamyang
Date of protest: 14 January 2012
Protest location: Ngaba town
, Sichuan
Age: 22
From: former monk from Andu monastery in Ngaba
Status: died on 16 January

On 14 January, at approximately 1.30pm, Lobsang doused himself in petrol, set himself alight and walked into the street, near Kirti monastery, Ngaba (Sichuan province). During his protest Lobsang called for freedom in Tibet and ''May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live thousands of years''. Police beat Lobsang before taking him away. It is believed he died two days later. Local Tibetans gathered to demonstrate against Lobsang's treatment by the police. It is reported that the police opened fire on the crowd, injuring several Tibetans. One Tibetan may have been shot dead. An unknown number of Tibetans were arrested... read more 


Sonam Wangyal(16) Name: Sonam Wangyal (aka Sopa Rinpoche)
Date of protest: 8 January 2012
Protest location: in front of Darlag police station
Age: 42
From: Darlag county, Golog TAP, Qinghai
Status:
died at scene
Sonam Wangyal, a 42-year old senior monk, set fire to himself outside the Darlag county police station on 8 January 2012. Before drinking and pouring kerosene over himself, Sonam shouted slogans calling for Tibet's freedom and the long life of the Dalai Lama. He also had distributed leaflets saying that his protest was "not for personal glory but for Tibet and the happiness of Tibetans". Also known as Sopa Rinpoche, Supa Tulku and Lama Sobha, Sonam was a well-respected lama and ran an old people's home and an orphanage in Darlag. This is the first known self-immolation protest to have occured in Qinghai province... read more

TsultrimTenyi(14, 15) Name: Tenyi (left)Tsultrim (right)
Date of protest: 6 January 2012
Protest location: Ngaba town, Sichuan
Age: both approx. 20
From: Tenyi - Kirti monastery; Tsultrim - former monk*
Status: Tenyi died at scene, Tsultim died on 7 Jan
Tenyi and Tsultrim, both about 20 years old, set fire to themselves in the courtyard of a hotel in Ngaba (Sichuan province) and then ran into the street whilst shouting slogans including, “His Holiness the Dalai Lama must return to Tibet” and “May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live for 10,000 years!”. Tenyi is understood to have died at the scene, whilst Tsultrim died the following day. (*Though not confirmed, Tsultrim is believed to be a former monk.)... read more

Tenzin Phuntsok(13) Name: Tenzin Phuntsok
Date of protest: 1 December 2011
Protest location: Khamar township, Chamdo
Age: 46
From: Karma monastery, Chamdo, TAR
Status:
died in hospital on 6 December
According to sources, Tenzin Phuntsok set himself on fire near a field in Khamar township, Chamdo (Tibet Autonomous Region) in the afternoon of 1 December, in protest against China's continued repression in Tibet. He shouted slogans and scattered leaflets during his protest. Sources say he had been frustrated with the recent crackdown at Karma monastery by the Chinese authorities... read more


Palden Choesang(12) Name: Palden Choesang
Date of protest: 3 November 2011
Protest location: Tawu, Kardze
, Sichuan
Age: 35
From: Gaden Choeling nunnery, Tawu, Kardze
Status:
died at the scene
Palden Choesang set herself on fire at approx 12.40pm near the Namgyal stupa in Tawu, whilst  shouting slogans including ''Freedom in Tibet'', ''Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama'' and ''Let the Dalai Lama return to Tibet''. Her body was taken to nearby Nyitso monastery. Subsequently Chinese police surrounded Nyitso monastery and demanded her body be handed over... read more


Dawa Tsering(11) Name: Dawa Tsering
Date of protest: 25 October 2011
Protest location: Kardze
, Sichuan
Age: 31
From: Kardze monastery, Kardze
Status:
in critical condition
Dawa Tsering set himself on fire
during a dance ceremony at Kardze monastery. Whilst ablaze he shouted for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and for equality and freedom for the Tibetan people in Tibet. Fellow monks extinguished the flames and tookDawa to hospital. Dawa refused medical help and was returned to Kardze monastery where he is reported to be in critical condition. The monastery has since been cordoned off by security personnel... read more

Tenzin Wangmo(10) Name: Tenzin Wangmo
Date of protest: 17 October 2011
Protest location: near nunnery, Ngaba county
, Sichuan
Age: 20
From: Dechen Choekorling nunnery
Status:
died at the scene
Tenzin Wangmo's protest took place at approx 1pm on 17 October near her nunnery (Dechen Choekorling, aka Mamae), about 3km from Ngaba town centre. She set herself on fire and then whilst walking down the street shouted slogans for the return of the Dalai Lama and for religious freedom in Tibet. The protest lasted between seven and eight minutes, before Tenzin died at the scene. Her body was taken back to the nunnery by fellow nuns, however the authorities demanded the body was handed over or disposed of that day. The nunnery was then placed under strict surveillance... read more

Norbu Damdrul (9) Name: Norbu Damdrul
Date of protest: 15 October 2011
Protest location: Ngaba town
, Sichuan
Age: 19
From: former monk of Kirti monastery
Status:
died in hospital on 5 January 2012
Norbu Damdrul set himself on fire at about noon on the main street in Ngaba on 15 October. During his protest he shouted “We need freedom and independence for Tibet” and called for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Though he was badly burnt he was reported to be still alive when the police took him away. His well-being and whereabouts remained unknown until his death in a Chinese military hospital in Barkham county on 5 January 2012... read more


ChoephelKayang(7, 8) Name: Kayang (left) & Choephel (right)
Ages: Kayang 18; Choephel 19
From: both former monks of Kirti monastery
Date of protest: 7 October 2011
Location: Ngaba town
, Sichuan
Status: Kayang died on 8 Oct; Choephel died on 11 Oct
Kayang and Choephel staged a protest together on the main street in Ngaba. They clasped their hands together and set fire to themselves, whilst calling for Tibetans to unite and rise up against the Chinese regime and shouting slogans for Tibet’s freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. Security personnel took the two to the local hospital where they later died. Prior to the protest Choephel told his colleagues that the “current atmosphere of repression was unbearable”... read more

Kelsang Wangchuk (6) Name: Kelsang Wangchuk
Date of protest: 3 October 2011
Protest location: Ngaba
, Sichuan
Age: 17   
From: Kirti monastery
Status: in hospital
On 3 October at approx 2pm, Kelsang Wangchuk walked onto the main street in Ngaba holding a photo of the Dalai Lama and shouting slogans protesting against Chinese rule. He then set himself on fire. He was immediately surrounded by Chinese soldiers who doused the flames, beat him and took him away. Kelsang is understood to be in hospital, though is reported to be facing interrogations and indiscriminate beatings... read more

Lobsang KelsangLobsang Kunchok(4, 5) Name: Lobsang Kunchok (left) & Lobsang Kelsang (right)
Date of protest: 26 September 2011
Protest location: Ngaba
, Sichuan
Age: both 18 or 19
From: both from Kirti monastery
Status: both in hospital

Lobsang Kunchok and Lobsang Kelsang held a joint protest in Ngaba at approx 11am on 26 September, waving the banned Tibetan flag, calling for religious freedom and shouting “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama” before setting fire to themselves. Both monks were taken away by security personnel and taken to hospital.
Lobsang Kelsang is the younger brother of Phunstok, the monk who immolated himself on 16 March 2011. In March 2012 reports were received that Lobsang Kunchok had undergone multiple amputations, and his parents were being refused access to him. Their current condition and whereabouts is not known... read more

Tsewang Norbu(3) Name: Tsewang Norbu
Date of protest: 15 August 2011
Protest location: Tawu
Age: 29
From: Nyitso monastery, Tawu county, Kardze, Sichuan
Status: died at the scene
On 15 August Tsewang Norbu protested outside local government buildings in Tawu, Kardze in Sichuan province. Tsewang shouted slogans including "We Tibetan people want freedom", "Long live the Dalai Lama" and "Let the Dalai Lama Return to Tibet". He also distributed leaflets before pouring kerosene over his body and setting himself on fire. He continued to shout slogans for about 15 minutes before he died at the scene. The Chinese authorities subsequently placed Tawu under military lockdown and cut off Nyitso monastery, surrounding it with armed police and soldiers... read more 

Phuntsok (2) Name: Phuntsok
Date of protest: 16 March 2011
Protest location: Ngaba town
, Sichuan
Age: 21
From: Kirti monastery
Status: died on 17 March
Phuntsok immolated himself in the busy market of Ngaba to mark the third anniversary of the crackdown on Tibetan protestors at Kirti monastery in 2008 which resulted in 10 deaths. During his protest Phuntsok chanted "Long live the Dalai Lama". Chinese police extinguished the fire and began beating Phuntsok, however, local Tibetans protected him and took him back to his monastery. Phuntsok succumbed to his injuries the following day. Subsequently, Kirti monastery and the town of Ngaba was placed under military lockdown... read more. To read more about the situation at Kirti monastery
click here .

First recorded self-immolation in Tibet
Tapey
Name: Tapey
Date of protest: 27 February 2009
Protest location: Kirti monastery, Ngaba, Sichuan
Age: mid-twenties
From:
Kirti monastery, Ngaba, Sichuan
Status:
survived, hospitalised
The first recorded self-immolation in Tibet occurred on 27 February 2009. Tapey, a Kirti monk in his mid-twenties, set himself on fire in protest after local authorities told monks at Kirti monastery that they were not allowed to observe a traditional prayer festival. Police shot Tapey before they extinguished the flames and took him into custody. Until December 2011 his whereabouts and condition were unknown.
Update 17 Dec 2011: Tapey is believed to be detained in a military hospital in the Barkham area. His legs are paralysed and his arms are "next to numb" according to Woeser, the Beijing-based Tibetan blogger... read more


Self-immolations outside of Tibet
Passang Lhamo, 13 September 2012, Beijing
Passang Lhamo, 62, self-immolated in China’s capital city of Beijing on 13 September 2012. Pasang is understood to have set herself on fire in protest against illegal land-grabbing by Chinese authorities in the Jyekundo (Yushu) region of eastern Tibet following the devastating 2010 earthquake. A major rebuilding programme meant Pasang was forced to move from her ancestral home.

According to the Central Tibetan Administration, Passang Lhamo self-immolated after “repeated appeals to the central authorities in Beijing failed to yield any concrete results". She was reportedly taken to hospital and treated for "severe burn injuries". Her current condition and whereabouts is not known.
(Reports of the incident only emerged in January 2013 due to China's strict controls over sensitive information.) Further reading: CTA

Passang Lhamo is the second Tibetan known to have self-immolated in protest against government policies of forced evictions and land seizures, after Dickyi Choezom set fire to herself on 27 June 2012.

Self-immolations in exile

Six Tibetans are known to have self-immolated in exile.
Karma Ngedon Gyatso, 6 August 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal. Died (RFA)
Drupchen Tsering, 13 February 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal. Died (Phayul)
Jampa Yeshe, 26 March 2012, New Delhi, India. Died (AP)
Bhutuk, 10 November 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal. Injured (Phayul)
Sherab Tsedor, 4 November 2011, New Delhi, India. Injured (Guardian)
Thubten Ngodrup, 27 April 1998, Delhi, India. Died (CTCJamyang Norbu blog)


Unconfirmed self-immolations
[February 2012] Three Tibetans reportedly self-immolated on 2 February 2012
in the remote village of Phuwu in Serthar (Chinese: Seda) county, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. The three Tibetans were said to be herders, one of whom was said to have died and the other two seriously injured. However, due to the communications blackout imposed by the Chinese authorities this incident has yet to be confirmed. Until this incident has been verified the names are not being added to the list of the Tibetans who have self-immolated.


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