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23 December 2014: A well-known Tibetan monk set himself on fire and called for “the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet”. He died during his protest. Kalsang Yeshe, a Tibetan monk known for his work teaching others about Buddhism,...

Year

2015
22 December 2014: Young Tibetan women sets herself on fire in protest against China’s occupation of Tibet. Tsepey, the fourth of six children from a family in Meruma township, set herself on fire in Meruma town in Ngaba county, eastern...

Year

2015
Sangye Khar is believed to be from a semi-nomadic area in Kanlho. Full details of his protest, condition and whereabouts remain sketchy due to security restrictions in the area....

Year

2015
Lhamo Tashi, a Tibetan students, set himself on fire last week, shouting slogans in front of the Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’s police station in Tsoe county before succumbing to his burns on the spot....

Year

2014
Jigme Tenzin, a Tibetan monk, set him self on fire and dies in Tsekhog. Monks who carry out funeral rites arrested and beaten. Jigme Tenzin had already died when monks from the local monastery found him. Monks performed funeral rites and...

Year

2014
A Tibetan monk from Amchok Monastery died of self-immolation protest on December 19, 2013 calling for unity among Tibetans and the return of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He died instantly and soon local Tibetans and...

Year

2014
Kunchok Tseten, a young Tibetan father, set fire to himself in Meruma township in Ngaba, sparking protests as local people tried to stop police taking him away after he collapsed in the road in flames. Kunchok Tseten’s wife and some...

Year

2014
18-year old Tibetan monk Kunchok Sonam set himself on fire and died outside his monastery in Ngaba, where the crackdown has been among the most intense in Tibetan areas. Kunchok Sonam was regarded as ‘exceptional’ in his studies. He had...

Year

2014
Lobsang Geleg, aged 29, set fire to himself, shouted slogans while walking 300 steps with hands folded in prayer before he collapsed and died. Chinese security forces and Tibetan residents tussled over custody of the body of Lobsang Gendun, 29,...

Year

2014
Wande Khar raised slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, the release of Panchen Lama, freedom for Tibet, and the protection of Tibet’s environment. Following his self-immolation protest, monks and local Tibetans reportedly gathered...

Year

2014