• Update on the Latest Self-immolation Protest in Tibet
    April 18, 2017
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    DHARAMSHALA: The latest Tibetan self-immolater has been identified as Wangchuk Tseten, according to sources inside Tibet quoted by Tibetan media. Wangchuk Tseten, a 30 year old father of three from Asey Gyechak nomadic region in Ngagrong county, Kardze (incorporated into China's Sichuan province) set himself on fire on 15 April 2017. More
  • Self-immolation Protest Reported from Kardze in Eastern Tibet
    April 15, 2017
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government this afternoon, according to reports emanating out of Tibet. The self-immolation reportedly took place in Kardze (incorporated into China’s Sichuan province). More
  • A Tibetan self-immolates in Tibet
    December 8, 2016
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan self-immolated at around 5 pm local time today (8 December) on the streets of Machu county in Tibet's Amdo Province. According to a video received, a body is seen engulfed in flames . A woman standing nearby is heard reciting prayers in the name of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The video also shows police arriving at the scene and taking away the charred body. More
  • Tibetan Monk Burns Self in Kyegudo, Self-immolation Reaches 141
    July 10, 2015
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    DHARAMSHALA: Sonam Tobgyal, a 26-year-old Tibetan monk from Kyegudo, set himself on fire at around 6 pm on 9 July at Gesar Square, Kyegudo in Yulshul Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Qinghai Province) in protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. Local Tibetans who witnessed the incident took him to a nearby hospital. More
  • Woman Burns in Protest Against Chinese Repression, Total Self-Immolation Reaches 140
    May 28, 2015
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    DHARAMSHALA: Showing no respite in the spate of self-immolation protests against the Chinese government, a 36-year-old Tibetan woman died after setting herself on fire on Wednesday, 27 May. The woman, Sangye Tso burned herself in front of the local Chinese police headquarters in Chone County, Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Gansu Province). More
  • Father of Four Sets Self on Fire in Tawu, dies (update)
    May 21, 2015
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    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
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    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
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    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
     •  Published By Jamphel Shonu
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    [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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    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
     •  Published By Tashi
     
    (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