Projects filed under: Protesters

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
Kunchok’s self immolation took place in Tsangkor town in Gade (Chinese: Gande) county in the Prefecture but Tibetans nearby managed to extinguish the flames. Kunchok was rushed to hospital, and was deeply distressed that he had survived, according to Tibetan...

Year

2014
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
Thinley Namgyal set himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule. His protest triggered a security alert and a clampdown on information flow, according to sources....

Year

2014
31-years-old Tibetan nun Dolma set fire to herself outside a monastery in Bathang county, Kham. When Tibetans who were circumbulating the Ba Choede monastery, a traditional religious practice, witnessed the self-immolation, they managed to extinguish the flames and take Dolma...

Year

2014
Lobsang Palden, 20, set himself on fire on the sixth anniversary of a deadly crackdown by Chinese authorities on Tibetans in Ngaba. He set himself on fire on the main road in Ngaba and shouted protest slogans while he was on fire...

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
Twenty-five year old Lobsang Dorje, a former Kirti monk, set fire to himself on the main road near the monastery in Ngaba, after attending a monastic mask dance that morning. He was still alive when he was taken away by police....

Year

2014