Kunchok

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Details

Date: September 16, 2014
Name: Kunchok
Age: 42
Place of protest: Golog (Chinese: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province
Current status: Hospitalized, Tsangkor town in Gade (Chinese: Gande) county in the Prefecture
Overview: A 42 year-old Tibetan, Kunchok, set himself on fire outside a police station in the Golog (Chinese: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province on September 16, according information received from Tibet.

Information

Kunchok’s self immolation took place in Tsangkor town in Gade (Chinese: Gande) county in the Prefecture but Tibetans nearby managed to extinguish the flames. Kunchok was rushed to hospital, and was deeply distressed that he had survived, according to Tibetan sources. Although the self-immolation happened on September 16, news only reached Tibetans in exile yesterday (October 5) due to restrictions on information and tightened security in the area.