Protesters

150 Burn for Freedom in Tibet

China’s harsh policies in Tibet, restricting freedoms and basic human rights, have intensified Tibetan grievances and exacerbated the resentment felt across Tibet. Thousands of Chinese troops are currently stationed in Tibet and monks and nuns have been subjected to harsh ‘patriotic re-education’ programmes. Tibetan students have been sentenced to harsh prison terms for advocating for the right to use their language, and the friends and families of Tibetans who have self-immolated have been detained and interrogated.

To date at least 150 Tibetans living under Chinese rule who have set themselves on fire since 2009, a vast majority of whom have called for freedom in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama. Nine further immolations by Tibetans in exile have also taken place; Thubten Ngodrup (India 1998), Lhakpa Tsering (India 2006), Sherab Tsedor Date (India, 2011), Bhutuk (Nepal, 2011), Jampa Yeshi (India, 2011), Drupchen Tsering [Druptse] (Nepal, 2013)Karma Ngedon Gyatso (Nepal,  2013), Dorjee Tsering (India, 2016), Tenzin Choeying (2017).  A full gallery of Protesters can be viewed below. .

 

Jamyang Losel

May 19, 2017

Wangchuk Tseten

April 15, 2017

Chagdor Kyab

May 2, 2017

Pema Gyaltsen

18 March 2017

Tashi Rabten

8 December 2016

Sonam Tso

23 March 2016

Kalsang Wangdu

29 February 2016

Tashi Kyi

27 August 2015

Sonam Tobgyal

9 July 2015

Sangye Tso

27 May 2015

Tenzin Gyatso

20 May 2015

Neykyab

16 April 2015

Yeshi Kandro

8 April 2015

Norchuk

6 March 2015

Kalsang Yeshe

23 December 2014

Tsepey

22 December 2014

Sangye Khar

16 December 2014

Kunchok

September 16, 2014

Lhamo Tashi

17 September 2014

Thinley Namgyal

15 April 2014

Dolma

29 March 2014

Lobsang Palden

16 March 2014

Jigme Tenzin

16 March 2014

Lobsang Dorje

13 February 2014

Phakmo Samdup

6 February 2014

Tsultrim Gyatso

19 December 2013

Kunchok Tseten

4 December 2013

Tsering Gyal

11 November 2013

Shichung

28 September 2013

Kunchok Sonam

20 July 2013

Wangchen Dolma

11 June 2013

Tenzin Sherab

27 May 2013

Lobsang Dawa

24 April 2013

Konchok Woeser

24 April 2013

Chugtso

16 April 2013

Un-named women

Late March/early April 2013

Konchok Tenzin

26 March 2013

Lhamo Kyab

25 March 2013

Kalkyi

24 March 2013

Lobsang Thogme

16 March 2013

Kunchok Wangmo

13 March 2013

Sangdag

25 February 2013

Tsesung Kyab

25 February 2013

Phagmo Dhondup

24 February 2013

Sonam Dhargye

19 February 2013

Rinchen

19 February 2013

Namlha Tsering

17 February 2013

Drugpa Khar

13 February 2013

Lobsang Namgyal

3 February 2013

Kunchok Kyab

22 January 2012

Dupchoek

18 January 2012

Tsering Tashi

12 January 2013

Wangchen Kyi

9 December 2012

Kunchok Pelgye

8 December 2012

Pema Dorjee

8 December 2012

Lobsang Gendun

3 December 2012

Sungdue Kyab

2 December 2012

Kunchok Kyab

30 November 2012

Tsering Namgyal

29 November 2012

Wande Khar

28 November 2012

Kelsang Kyab

27 November 2012

Sangay Tashi

27 November 2012

Gonpo Tsering

26 November 2012

Wangyal

26 November 2012

Kunchok Tsering

26 November 2012

Sangay Dolma

25 November 2012

Tamdrin Dorjee

23 November 2012

Tamdrin Kyab

23 November 2012

Lubhum Gyal

22 November 2012

Tsering Dundrup

20 November 2012

Wangchen Norbu

19 November 2012

Sangdag Tsering

17 November 2012

Chagmo Kyi

17 November 2012

Khabum Gyal

15 November 2012

Tenzin Dolma

15 November 2012

Nyangchag Bum

12 November 2012

Nyingkar Tashi

12 Novemeber 2012

Gonpo Tsering

10 November 2012

Kalsang Jinpa

8 November 2012

Dorjee

7 November 2012

Samdrup

7 November 2012

Dorjee Kyab

7 November 2012

Tsegyal

7 November 2012

Tamding Tso

7 November 2012

Dorjee Lhundrup

4 November 2012

Tsewang Gyab

Unknown

Lhamo Tseten

26 October 2012

Tsepo

25 October 2012

Tenzin

25 October 2012

Dorje Rinchen

23 October 2012

Dhondup

22 October 2012

Lhamo Kyab

20 October 2012

Tamdin Dorjee

13 October 2012

Sangay Gyatso

6 October 2012

Gudrub

4 October 2012

Yungdrug

29 September 2012

Passang Lhamo

13 September 2012

Lobsang Damchoe

27 August 2012

Lobsang Kelsang

27 August 2012

Lungtok

13 August 2012

Tashi

13 August 2012

Chopa

10 August 2012

Dolkar Tso

7 August 2012

Lobsang Tsultrim

6 August 2012

Losang Lozin

17 July 2012

Tsewang Dorjee

7 July 2012

Dickyi Choezom

27 June 2012

Ngawang Norphel

20 June 2012

Tenzin Khedup

20 June 2012

Tamdin Thar

15 June 2012

Rikyo

30 May 2012

Dargye

27 May 2012

Dorjee Tseten

27 May 2012

Choepak Kyap

19 April 2012

Sonam

19 April 2012

Chime Palden

30 March 2012

Tenpa Dhargyal

30 March 2012

Lobsang Sherab

28 March 2012

Sonam Dhargye

17 March 2012

Lobsang Tsultrim

16 March 2012

Jamyang Palden

14 March 2012

Gepey

10 March 2012

Dorjee

5 March 2012

Richen

4 March 2012

Tsering Kyi

3 March 2012

Nangdrol

19 February 2012

Damchoe Sangpo

17 February 2012

Lobsang Gyatso

13 February 2012

Tenzin Choedron

11 February 2012

Sonam Rabyang

9 February 2012

Rinzin Dorjee

8 February 2012

Lobsang Jamyang

14 January 2012

Lama Sopa

8 January 2012

Tsultrim

6 January 2012

Tennyi

6 January 2012

Tenzin Phuntsok

1 December 2011

Palden Choetso

3 November 2011

Dawa Tsering

25 October 2011

Tenzin Wangmo

17 October 2011

Norbu Damdrul

15 October 2011

Choepel

7 October 2011

Kayang

7 October 2011

Kelsang Wangchuk

3 October 2011

Lobsang Kelsang

26 September 2011

Lobsang Kunchok

26 September 2011

Tsewang Norbu

15 August 2011

Phuntsog Jarutsang

16 March 2011

Tapey

29 February 2009