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18-year old Tibetan monk, Gepey, died after setting himself ablaze in the late afternoon of 10 March 2012. It is not known if Gepey deliberately chose this date to mark the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising, and the fourth...

Year

2014
Tsering Kyi, a 19-year old student at the Tibetan Middle School in Machu, set fire to herself in the vegetable market of Machu town. Chinese vegetable traders nearby threw stones and soil on her body in an attempt to extinguish...

Year

2014
18-year old Nangdrol, set himself on fire while shouting “May His Holiness the Dalai Lama live 10,000 years!” and “Freedom for Tibet!” according to Tibetan monks now in exile in India, he died of his injuries. Local sources reported that...

Year

2014
Lobsang Jamyang, a young Tibetan man and leading member of a popular association for the promotion of Tibetan language, doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire then walked into the street calling for the long life of the Dalai...

Year

2014
“I am giving away my body as an offering of light to chase away the darkness, to free all beings from suffering” – Lama Sobha On 8 January 2012 Lama Sopa, a highly respected monk, set himself on fire and...

Year

2014