TCHRD PRESS RELEASE
20 February 2012, Dharamsala
Contact: Mr. Jampel Monlam (Tibetan/Chinese)
Ms. Dukthen Kyi (English)
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Teenage Self-immolation Death in Zamthang
On 19 February 2012, yet another Tibetan teenager set himself ablaze and reportedly died protesting against the Chinese government, in Barma Village, Zamthang County, Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
Nangdrol,18 years old, set himself on fire at around 2 pm (Tibet Time) in front of the Zamthang Jonang Monastery last Sunday, according to sources. He died on the spot.
Police officers who reached at the spot tried to take his body away but the monks of the Zamthang Jonang Monastery managed to take possession of the body. The monks later performed rituals and prayers for the deceased.
Nangdrol was son of father Chensig and mother Nyingmo.
Dukthen Kyi (Ms)
Researcher and UN Personnel
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Top Floor Narthang Building
Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala
H.P. INDIA 176215
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