Two more self-immolate in Tibet

7th August 2012

Second self-immolation protest in two days

A 26-year-old woman has set herself on fire and died in Tibet today.

Dolkar Kyi became the latest Tibetan to self-immolate in the name of freedom.

Local people outside the monastery reportedly tried to put the flames out but she died at the scene. It is reported that she shouted slogans calling for freedom in Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama.

Tibet martyr's street

Meanwhile a Tibetan man who set himself on fire yesterday has been named as Lobsang Tsultrim.

The 21-year-old monk from Kirti Monastery set himself on fire in Ngaba main street, which the local people have re-named ‘Martyrs Street’ due to the number of Tibetans who have self-immolated there.

2008 protests

Local authorities drove him to the county hospital. He was removed after 30 minutes and his current wellbeing and whereabouts are unknown.

Lobsang Tsultrim was a keen basketball player who was beaten by Chinese forces for taking part in demonstrations against Chinese rule in 2008.

Nearly 50 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire in Tibet. Read the full list.