August 28, 2014
- The pregnant wife of a Tibetan teenager who died after being shot and detained by police following a peaceful protest in Kham has committed suicide, according to Tibetan sources in exile.
- Reports are emerging that a Chinese police officer also died after being accidentally shot by troops when they opened fire on a crowd of unarmed Tibetans protesting the detention of Shugba village leader Wangdak.
- There is now a total of seven known deaths following the shooting in Sershul, Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) on August 12. Four Tibetans died of untreated wounds in custody, while a Tibetan named by sources as Lo Palsang from Shugba village, who had been wounded in the demonstration, committed suicide in custody.
- Wangdak’s maternal aunt, named by exile Tibetan sources as 64-year old Dawa Lhamo, was so severely tortured in Sershul (Chinese: Shiqu) county detention center that she has been hospitalized, with family prevented from visiting her.
Eighteen-year old Jinpa Tharchin was one of the Tibetans who died after their wounds were left untreated, compounded by torture in detention. On August 18, Jinpa Tharchin’s wife, who was seven months pregnant, committed suicide by hanging herself.