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A Tibetan man, who has been named as Tashi Rabten, was heard calling for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet as he set fire to himself on December 8 and died in Machu (Chinese: Maqu) in Gansu, the Tibetan...
A Tibetan mother of five burns herself to death On 23 March 2016, in Dzoege County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sonam Tso, a mother in her 50s burned herself to death near to a monastery. No more information is available....
18 year old monk sets light to himself and dies Kalsang Wangdu set light to himself on 29 February 2016 in Nyarong County, Kardze, near his monastery, Retsokha Aryaling. He died from his injuries. Radio Free Asia quoted a Tibetan source as saying “[While he...
Tashi Kyi, a Tibetan mother of four in her mid-fifties, set herself on fire on 27 August 2015 and died. It is reported that she was protesting against China’s policies of relocation and demolition of housing. Tashi Kyi, described as...
A Tibetan monk in his late twenties, Sonam Topgyal or Tobgya, set fire to himself in the main square of Kyegudo (Yushu) on 9 July 2015, in an atmosphere of heightened security imposed around the period of the Dalai Lama’s 80th...
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...
Neykyab, a Tibetan man in his forties or fifties, set light to himself on 16 April 2015 in Ngaba, eastern Tibet, and has died. Radio Free Asia reported a source as saying: “He was protesting against Chinese policies in Tibet....
8 April 2015: Tibetan nun sets herself on fire and called for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet Yeshi Kandro, a Tibetan nun in her forties, set fire to herself in Kardze and died, according to Tibetan sources....
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...