Konpe

Details

March 5, 2018
Date:
December 23, 2017
Name:
Konpe
Age:
30s
Place of protest:
Ngaba, Amdo
Current status:
Deceased
Overview:
A young Tibetan man, Konpe, set fire to himself close to the site of the first self-immolation in Tibet eight years ago.
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Information

A young Tibetan man called Konpe set fire to himself on 23 December 2017 and died in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), close to the site of the first self-immolation in Tibet eight years ago. In a harrowing video circulating online, a woman can be heard calling out, “Gyalwa Tenzin Gyatso [the Dalai Lama], grace us with your compassionate gaze.”

Konpe, who was aged around 30, was taken away immediately by police. By the morning of December 24 he had died, according to two monks from Kirti monastery in exile in Dharamsala, India.  (Source International Campaign for Tibet.)