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On 4 November a young Tibetan man named Dopo set himself on fire and shouted slogans including “May the Dalai Lama live long!” Dopo, age 23, is from Jakorma village, Ngaba County. His father’s name is Chopa, and his mother,...

Year

2018
A Tibetan man named Tsekho has died after carrying out a self-immolation protest in Meruma Township in Ngaba County, eastern Tibet. A local source described Tsekho, who was in his forties, as a strong, optimistic character with great interest in the...

Year

2018
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...

Year

2018
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...

Year

2018
http://tchrd.org/tibetan-monk-dies-of-self-immolation-as-suspicion-arises-on-chinas-use-of-torture-on-self-immolators-sister/ Jamyang, 22, died early morning on 19 May after he set himself alight near the Chentsa County government hospital. Local security officials confiscated his remains, followed by the deployment of armed police force at the site of the self-immolation...

Year

2017
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/sichuan-immolation-04152017144618.html The brief video shows a man in police uniform spraying a fire extinguisher on a smoking body lying on the ground while other policemen are running towards the scene and blocking shouting onlookers from approaching the body. Exiled Tibetan...

Year

2017
16-year-old Chakdor Kyab is one of the youngest Tibetans to have carried out a self-immolation protest Free Tibet has confirmed that a 16-year-old Tibetan student set himself on fire last week in eastern Tibet. Chakdor Kyab carried out his self-immolation...

Year

2017
Mother-of-two self-immolates in Tsoe, eastern Tibet Police interrogate the family after Sangye Tso dies at the scene of her protest 37-year-old Sangye Tso set herself alight at the entrance gate of a government office close to Chubu Shi monastery (also...

Year

2015
20 May 2015: 35-year old Tibetan man set himself on fire Tenzin Gyatso, 35, set himself on fire at around 8:00 p.m.in Tawu, eastern Tibet. Reports state that Chinese security personnel stationed in the area rushed to put out the...

Year

2015
Norchuk died in Tibet on Friday 6 March after setting herself alight near her home village in Ngaba County. From a nomadic family, she had recently taken a vow to be a pure vegetarian. Tibetans consider pure vegetarians to be...

Year

2015