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Sangay Dolma, a young Tibetan nun, set herself on fire in front of the Chinese government office in Dokarmo town, Tsekhog, Malho, Amdo. Sangay Dolma was a nun at Sangag Mindrol Dhargeyling Monastery and, according to various reports, a large...

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2014
Twenty-four year old Nyangkar Tashi set fire to himself while Tibetans were gathering to pray for a young Tibetan mother, Tamdrin Tso, who self-immolated and died on 7 November. During his protest Nyangkar Tashi called for the long life of the Dalai...

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2014
Dorjee Kyab, 16, Dorjee, 15 and Samdrup, 16, three young monks from Ngoshul monastery in Ngaba set themselves on fire; one died, while two were believed to have survived and to have been taken away by the authorities. According to...

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2014
A young Tibetan man called Dorjee Lhundrup set fire to himself in Rebkong, Amdo. Dorjee Lhundrup was a farmer in his mid-twenties from Chuma village. He had two children, a two-year old daughter and a four-year old son. Dorjee Lhundrup...

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2014
Lhamo Tseten, a Tibetan farmer and nomad in his mid-twenties set himself on fire and died at the scene. He shouted that His Holiness the Dalai Lama should come back to Tibet, and that Tibet should be free. A Tibetan in exile who...

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2014
Gudrub, a 41 year-old Tibetan writer, dies after setting himself on fire and shouting slogans calling for Tibetan freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet. Voice Of America reported that a group of Tibetans transported Gudrub’s body...

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2014
21 year old former Tibetan monk named Tashi, and 20 year old Tibetan monk, Lungtok, set fire to themselves in a prayer wheel enclosure on the monastery’s perimeter, and then emerged shouting protest slogans onto the ‘Heroes’ road’ leading into town...

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2014
Young mother of two, Dolkar Tso set fire to herself and called out for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet, and called for freedom in Tibet. Dolkar Tso leaves a four-year old son and two-year old daughter. Dolkar Tso, who is...

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2014
Circumstances around the deaths of a Tibetan religious figure and his niece in Kardze who died in a fire remain unclear. Thubten Nyandak, 45, and his niece Atse, 23 died on April 6, 2012, in their residence at a monastery....

Year

2014
Jamyang Palden, a monk in his thirties from Rongpo monastery in Rebkong, set fire to himself  in Dolma square, which is the main monastery in Rebkong. Monks and local people took him to hospital, but it seems that he has...

Year

2014