Tamdrin Dorjee

Tamdrin Dorjee

Tamdrin Dorjee, set himself on fire in protest against China’s rule in Tibet. Sources reported that “as the flames blazed higher, he could be seen putting his hands together in prayer, shouting long life to the Dalai Lama.”

Officials in the Rebkong area have warned Tibetans not to go to the homes of those who have self-immolated to express condolences. They also said that if monks go to pray for self-immolators, monasteries will be closed down, and that the families of self-immolators will be punished (ICT report, Young Tibetan father self-immolates in Tsekhog; officials warn Tibetans not to gather at cremations).

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Three self-immolations in two days as total in Tibet reaches 81 (24 November 2012) – International Campaign for Tibet