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Brave solo protests show Tibetans’ remarkable courage and steadfast loyalty to the Dalai Lama

October 11, 2018

  • Peaceful solo protests last month by three monks in the Tibetan region of Amdo who have now disappeared are the most recent occurrences of an act of remarkable courage that has become a trend in eastern Tibet since around 2014. This trend seems linked to a wish by protestors to make a strong statement about freedom and loyalty to the Dalai Lama without undertaking the more extreme act of self-immolation.
  • Most of the solo protests documented by the International Campaign for Tibet have occurred in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), Sichuan, since 2014—the same area where the wave of self-immolations began in 2009 when Tapey, a monk of Kirti Monastery, set himself on fire. Not only were most of the self-immolations carried out in the same county town, but also in the same road—which has come to be known as Heroes, or Martyrs, Street—by monks from the same monastery.
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Tibetan mother in her twenties dies after self-immolation today; monk taken away after self-immolation yesterday

A young mother of two called Dolkar Tso (previously reported as Dolkar Kyi) set fire to herself and died today near Tsoe Gaden Choeling monastery in Kanlho (Chinese: Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture) in Gansu Province (the Tibetan area of Amdo). Her death follows the self-immolation yesterday of a 21-year old Kirti monk Lobsang Tsultrim in […]

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Kirti monk who self-immolated on March 16 dies in custody; 18-year old monk dies on March 10 in self-immolation protest

Lobsang Tsultrim, the 20-year old monk from Kirti monastery who self-immolated on Friday, March 16, died while in the custody of authorities at the Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture government offices in Barkham (Chinese: Ma’erkang) on Monday, March 19, according to Kirti monks in exile in India. Lobsang Tsultrim’s body was not turned over to the […]

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