Lobsang Kunchok

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Details

Date:
26 September 2011
Name:
Lobsang Kunchok
Age:
18
Place of protest:
Ngaba
Current status:
Whereabouts and well-being unknown
Overview:
Lobsang Kunchok and Lobsang Kelsang, both believed to be approximately 18-years old, set fire to themselves while shouting “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

Information

kelsang-kunchokLobsang Kunchok set himself on fire in a double protest with Lobsang Kelsang on 26 September 2011.  Both monks were believed to be approximately 18-years old.  As they carried out their protest they shouted “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama”. After extinguishing the flames, police took the two young monks into custody.

A video was posted on YouTube showing Lobsang Kunchok in the street after he self-immolated. (Warning: This video contains graphic content)

 

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Two more Tibetan monks from Kirti monastery set themselves on fire calling for religious freedom (26 September 2011)