Damchoe Sangpo

Damchoe Sangpo

38-yer old Damchoe Sangpo,  a member of Bongthak monastery’s Democratic Management Committee, set himself on fire and died. His protest has been linked to objections he had to a rigorous “patriotic education” campaign at his monastery as well as the banning of monks being able to mark a religious ceremony.

Damchoe Sangpo was a monastic official in the government-established body that runs the monastery.

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