Tenga

26 November 2017

Details

March 5, 2018
Date:
November 26, 2017
Name:
Tenga
Age:
60s
Place of protest:
Kardze, Kham
Current status:
Deceased
Overview:
A popular Tibetan monk in his sixties, Tenga reportedly called for freedom for Tibet as he was burning.
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Information

A popular Tibetan monk in his sixties, Tenga, who had worked as a voluntary teacher set fire to himself and died in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi), the eastern Tibetan area of Kham, on 26 November. He reportedly called for freedom for Tibet as he was burning, according to Tibetan sources.

According to Tibetan sources, armed police arrived quickly and took Tenga’s body away. There has been an immediate lockdown in the area, with internet communications blocked, according to the same sources. (Source: International Campaign for Tibet)