18-year old Tibetan nun Tenzin Choedron set herself on fire early, shouting slogans against the Chinese government. She did not die immediately and was taken away by Chinese authorities and later died.
The self-immolation is the third by a Tibetan nun since Tenzin Wangmo from Mame self-immolated. Mame nunnery is the largest nunnery in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture with around 350 nuns. The two self-immolations by Mame nuns follow a protest march in 2008 by nuns there, carrying a portrait of the Dalai Lama, after which many were detained. The nunnery is said to have been sealed off by troops today.
Eighteen year old nun who self-immolated in Ngaba dies (12 February 2012) – International Campaign for Tibet