Number of self-immolation protests breaks 50 mark

28th August 2012

Two more die in Ngaba protest

Two teenagers set fire to themselves yesterday morning in protest at China’s occupation of Tibet

Lobsang Kalsang, an 18-year-old monk, and Damchoek, a 17-year-old former monk, set themselves alight outside Kirti Monastery in Ngaba.

Both men were taken to Barkham Hospital by Chinese authorities and later died.

Sister’s protest

Damchoek was the brother of Tenzin Choedon (pictured), a teenage nun who set fire to herself in February this year.

Lobsang Kalsang’s room-mate at Kirti Monastery was detained this afternoon.

Full list of protesters

This latest protest brings the number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in Tibet to 51. Read the full list.