A Tibetan monk named Tseta, 25, was detained for about seven months shortly after Tenzin Sherab, a 33-yr old Tibetan nomad, died of self-immolation protest in May 2013 in Chumarleb (Ch: Qumalai) County, Kyegu (Ch: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in the Tibetan province of Kham.
The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received a photo of Dorjee who died in 2012 after setting his body on fire to protest repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet.
The photo could not be shared earlier due to pervasive surveillance and criminalisation of self-immolation protests in Tibet. A number of Tibetans had been imprisoned for sharing news and images about self-immolation on the charges of ‘leaking state secrets’ or ‘maintaining illegal contacts with outsiders’.
Two Tibetan political prisoners were released earlier this month after the completion of their prison terms. Detailed information on their health condition could not be obtained immediately due to restrictions on communication in Tibet.
A Tibetan man succumbed to burn injuries early morning on 24 December after he committed self-immolation to protest repressive policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. Meanwhile Chinese authorities have detained the deceased’s father on unknown charges.
Konpey, 30, carried out the self-immolation protest at around 6 pm on 23 December in Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. A 6-second video footage that has become available on social media shows Konpey wrapped in flames and running while a Tibetan woman witnessing the scene is heard crying and supplicating to His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “Your Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, please keep him in your prayers! ” Other onlookers are heard shouting, ‘Kyi Hi Hi ’, a cry of protest, defiance and resistance in the Tibetan tradition. The force of the fire was so strong that it drowned the exact slogans shouted by Konpey.
A Tibetan monk named Jamyang Losel died of self-immolation protest yesterday in Chentsa (Ch: Jianzha) County, Malho (Ch: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Jamyang, 22, died early morning on 19 May after he set himself alight near the Chentsa County government hospital. Local security officials confiscated his remains, followed by the deployment of…
A Tibetan woman named Tsedup Kyi was welcomed home by family members and 200 other local Tibetans after her release in Choejema Township in Ngaba (Ch:Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Kyi, 32, was released from Mianyang Prison, located near Chengdu city, on 5 April after serving a four-year prison…
One of the two Tibetan monks who staged a twin-self-immolation protest in 2011 was released from prison late last month after having one of his legs amputated. Lobsang Kunchok was released on 28 March from Deyang Prison in Sichuan Province and has since been kept under strict surveillance at his home in Meruma Town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in…
A Tibetan youth set his body on fire to protest the lack of freedom in Tibet and call for the return of Tibetan spiritual leader Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Pema Gyaltsen, 24, staged the self-immolation protest at around 4 pm local time on 18 March near Tsokha Monastery in Nyagrong (Ch: Xinlong) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province.
Information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) indicates that local authorities have subjected several known Tibetans including family members, relatives and eyewitnesses to arbitrary detention and severe interrogation following the self-immolation protest staged by Tashi Rabten on 8 December in Machu (Ch: Maqu) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.
Last Sunday, Chinese authorities released a Tibetan woman in poor health after she completed a three-year prison term for allegedly inciting a self-immolation protest in her hometown in Ngaba (Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.
Chinese authorities recently arrested a Tibetan man because he helped to protect the body of a self-immolation protester from falling into the hands of the police four years ago in his hometown in Sangkhok Township in Labrang (Ch: Sangchu) County, Kanlho (Ch: Gannan) ‘Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’ (‘TAP’), Gansu Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo.