• Father of Four Sets Self on Fire in Tawu, dies (update)
    May 21, 2015
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    DHARAMSHALA: Tenzin Gyatso, a father of four children in his mid thirties, died after setting himself on fire around 8:00 p.m on 20 May in an apparent protest against the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibet. The fiery protest took place in Khangsar township of Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County, Kardze (Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province). More
  • Tibetan Monk Arrested Over Self-immolation Links
    May 21, 2015
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    DHARAMSHALA: Chinese police detained Tswang Choephel, a Tibetan monk from Nyitso monastery in Tawu county, Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province) at around 10:30 am on 18 May, media reports say. Chinese authorities have not disclosed the reason for the monk’s detention. More
  • CTA Holds Prayer Service for Self-immolators Yeshi Khando and Ney Kyab
    April 23, 2015
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    DHARAMSHALA: The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central Tibetan Administration organised a prayer service yesterday for the Tibetan self-immolators, particularly Tibetan nun Yeshi Khando and Ney Kyab, who died after setting themselves on fire in protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government on 8 and 16 April respectively. More
  • Tibetan Nun Burns Self, Total Self-Immolation Reaches 137
    April 10, 2015
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    DHARAMSHALA: Yeshi Khando, a Tibetan nun from Nganggang nunnery, set herself on fire on 8 April in an apparent protest against the Chinese government, media reports say. She is the 137th Tibetan since 2009 to self-immolate in protest against the Chinese government's repressive policies in Tibet. More
  • Third Tibetan self-immolates in less than a fortnight
    December 24, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan monk died after setting himself on fire yesterday protesting against the Chinese government's repressive policies in Tibet. He was the third Tibetan to self-immolate in less than a fortnight, taking the total self-immolation toll inside Tibet to 135 since 2009. (See Factsheet) Ven. More
  • Girl dies in self-immolation protest at Ngaba
    December 22, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: A 19-year-old Tibetan girl burned herself to death in an apparent protest against the Chinese government at Meuruma township in Ngaba county, Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China's Sichuan Province), media reports say. Tsephe, 19, set herself on fire today to protest the Chinese government's repressive measures in Tibetan areas. More
  • 34-year-old Tibetan dies in self-immolation protest at Sangchu
    December 17, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan man, Sangye Khar, aged 34, set himself on fire yesterday around 9 am (local time) in front of a police station in Amchok town, Sangchu county in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China's Gansu Province). He died on the spot, according to media reports and human rights group. Police arrived shortly after the self-immolation and forcibly removed his body. More
  • Self-Immolation at Tawu county
    April 15, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: Reports from Tibet say, Thinley Namgyal, a 32-year-old Tibetan set himself on fire today in Tawu county, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China's Sichuan Province). He died on the spot taking the total self-immlation toll to 130, out of which 112 have died.Thinley Namgyal hails from Khangsar village in Tawu county. More
  • Tibetan Nun Self-immolates in Bathang
    March 31, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan nun set herself on fire to protest against the Chinese government's repressive policies in Tibet pushing the total self-immolation toll to 129.“A Tibetan nun self-immolated around 3 pm Saturday (29 March) while circumambulating the Ba Choede monastery in Bathang county in Karze prefecture (incorporated into China's Sichuan Province). More
  • Tibetan Political Prisoner dies of torture
    March 22, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: A brutally tortured Tibetan political prisoner died from grievous injuries sustained in prison, just a few months after being released from prison on medical grounds by Chinese authorities. Goshul Lobsang, 43, died on 19 March at his family home in Machu county in Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China’s Gansu province). More
  • One more Tibetan self-immolates, China orders punishments for family members of self-immolators
    February 17, 2014
     •  By Staff Writer
     
    [Posted: 14 Feb. 2014] DHARAMSHALA: One more Tibetan has self-immolated in restive Ngaba region in northeastern Tibet (incorporated into China's Sichuan Province) to protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government.  The total number of self-immolation protest has risen to 126, including two this year. More
  • Self-immolator Lobsang Dorjee dies; video of protest on Youtube
    February 17, 2014
     •  By Staff Writer
     
    DHARAMSHALA: Lobsang Dorjee, a 25-year-old Tibetan who set himself on fire near Kirti monastery in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet (incorporated into China's Sichuan Province) last Thursday has succumbed to his injuries the next day. The video of the self-immolation protest was posted on YouTube. More
  • Self-immolation at Tsekhog county
    February 7, 2014
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    DHARAMSHALA: Phagmo Samdrup, a 27-year-old Tibetan set himself on fire at Tsekhog (incorporated into China's Qinghai Province) in an apparent protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government on Wednesday. It was the first Tibetan self-immolation protest of 2014, taking the total self-immolation toll to 125 since 2009. Phagmo Samdrup burned himself at around 9:30 p.m. More
  • Self-immolation protests in Tibet reach 123 under China (updated)
    December 4, 2013
     •  By Staff Writer
     
    (Central Tibetan Administration urges China to address grievances of Tibetans) DHARAMSHALA: The Chinese government has increased security clampdown in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet after a Tibetan set himself on fire to protest against its repressive rule in Tibet. More
  • Tibetan monk burns self to death in protest against Chinese repression (Updated)
    November 12, 2013
     •  By Staff Writer
     
    DHARAMSHALA:  Reports coming out of Tibet say a young Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China's Qinghai province) on Monday (11 Nov) to protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. He died when he was being taken to the hospital by Chinese authorities, confirmed reports say. More
  • China Sentences Tibetan to Four Years in Prison
    August 12, 2013
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    DHARAMSHALA: The Intermediate People's court in Malho (incorporated into China's Qinghai province), sentenced Akhu Gyatak, a Tibetan man from Rebgong in northeastern Tibet, to four years in prison and stripped him of his political rights for two years. The court in its verdict on 8 February charged Gyatak with subverting state laws and orchestrating separatist activities. More
  • Casualties of Tawu Firing Rise, More Tibetans Shot and Arrested Than Earlier Reported
    July 18, 2013
     •  By Staff Writer
     
    DHARAMSHALA: Details slowly trickling from Tibet reveal a dramatic increase in the number of Tibetans shot and injured during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 78th birthday celebration in Tawu region of eastern Tibet. Leading Tibetan Rights groups now put the figure to at least 14 Tibetans who were shot and injured rather than 6 as reported earlier. More
  • Tibetan Woman Self-immolates in Zamthang
    April 17, 2013
     •  By Staff Writer
     
    DHARMSHALA: Jugtso, a 20 year-old Tibetan woman died after setting herself on fire in Zamthang, Ngaba in north-eastern Tibet (incorporated into China's Sichuan Province) around 3 pm local time on 16 April. She is the sixth Tibetan to self-immolate from the Zamthang region. The total number of self-immolations has risen to 115, out which 98 died. More
  • 28-year-old monk self-immolates in eastern Tibet
    March 29, 2013
     •  By Staff Writer
     
    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan monk has died after setting himself on fire to protest against the Chinese rule in Luchu county in Kanlho (incorporated into China's Gansu Province) in eastern Tibet, taking the total self-immolations to 114. More