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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
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...

Year

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...

Year

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...

Year

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...

Year

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...

Year

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...

Year

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...

Year

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...

Year

2014