Tamdrin Kyab

Tamdrin Kyab

Tamdrin Kyab, 23-years old, was formerly a monk at Shitsang monastery. He disrobed in 2007 to help his nomadic family.

Tamdrin Kyab set fire to himself at around 10 p.m. near the Luchu river. According to exile Tibetan sources, local people did not know about his self-immolation because it happened at night, and it was only in the morning that people found his body and took it back to his home.

Local Tibetans and monks from Shitsang monastery gathered at his home to pray and offer their condolences.

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).

Read more:

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