Projects filed under: Protesters

Phakmo Samdup, a Tibetan man in his twenties, set himself on fire; his protest was the first self-immolation of 2014, five years on from the first self-immolation in Tibet of Kirti monk Tapey in February, 2009. It appears that not many...

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2014
A Tibetan monk from Amchok Monastery died of self-immolation protest on December 19, 2013 calling for unity among Tibetans and the return of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He died instantly and soon local Tibetans and...

Year

2014
Kunchok Tseten, a young Tibetan father, set fire to himself in Meruma township in Ngaba, sparking protests as local people tried to stop police taking him away after he collapsed in the road in flames. Kunchok Tseten’s wife and some...

Year

2014
Tsering Gyal set fire to himself in Pema county in Golok Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai. He was taken to a hospital nearby after police extinguished the flames and it is not known if he is still alive. Tsering Gyal was...

Year

2014
Shichung, a Tibetan father of two, set fire to himself and died in Gomang village, Ngaba. When Tibetans gathered around his body, police aimed their guns at the crowd. Village elders averted tensions by appealing to both local Tibetans and...

Year

2014
18-year old Tibetan monk Kunchok Sonam set himself on fire and died outside his monastery in Ngaba, where the crackdown has been among the most intense in Tibetan areas. Kunchok Sonam was regarded as ‘exceptional’ in his studies. He had...

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2014
A Tibetan nun has died after setting fire to herself in Tawu during a gathering of several thousand monks for a religious debate and teaching. Wangchen Dolma chose to self-immolate not at her own mountain retreat, Barshab Dragkar, but near...

Year

2014
A Tibetan nomad in his early thirties called Tenzin Sherab set fire to himself and died in the Gyaring area of Yushu. Police took Tenzin Sherab’s body from the site of his self-immolation, but according to the same sources, they...

Year

2014
Two monks of the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery, Losang Dawa, 20, and Konchok Woeser, 23, set themselves on fire in the monastery’s assembly hall. They shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government and its policies in Tibet, and died...

Year

2014
Two monks of the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti monastery, Losang Dawa, 20, and Konchok Woeser, 23, set themselves on fire in the monastery’s assembly hall. They shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government and its policies in Tibet, and died...

Year

2014