Yonten

Details

November 28, 2019
Date:
26 November 2019
Name:
Yonten
Age:
24
Place of protest:
Meruma Township, Ngaba County
Current status:
He died of his injuries
Overview:
24-year-old Yonten set himself on fire in Meruma Township, Ngaba County
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Information

On 26 November 24-year-old Yonten set himself on fire in Meruma Township, Ngaba County. Yonten died of his injuries on the same day.

Yonten was previously a monk in nearby Kirti Monastery but later disrobed and settled as a nomad.

Meruma township has been the scene of numerous self-immolation protests, most recently in March 2018, when Tsekho Tugchak died after setting himself on fire.