November 2012

Two more Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire in separate incidents, taking the total self-immolations to 89, including 27 in November alone.

In another fiery protest against the Chinese government’s repressive rule in Tibet, an 18 year old Tibetan teenager died yesterday (27 Nov) after setting himself on fire around 11 pm (local time) in Sangkhog, Labrang in north-eastern Tibet

Tibetan nomad died after setting fire to himself in north-eastern Tibet on Tuesday, taking the total self-immolations to 86, including 23 in this month alone.

Three more Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire in north-eastern Tibet in the last two days, taking the total self-immolations to 85 out of which 22 took place in November alone.

Fresh reports coming out of Tibet say many Tibetan students have been severely injured in the police crackdown during a massive protest by students against the Chinese government’s wrong policies at Chabcha (Ch: Gonghe) in Tsolho in north-eastern Tibet.

Wangyal, a Tibetan man in his 20s, have set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government in Serthar, north-eastern Tibet around 12 noon (local time) today (26 November).

Fresh reports coming out of Tibet say a Tibetan man died after setting himself in Luchu (Ch: Luqu) in Kanlho in north-eastern Tibet (incorporated into China’s Gansu Province) Thursday night, taking the total self-immolations to 80, including 18 in this month alone.

Tsering Dhondup, 34, set himself on fire, protesting against the Chinese government’s failed policies in Tibet around 8:30 am (local time) today (20 Nov) at Amchok, Labrang in north-eastern Tibet’s Amdo region.

Sangdhak Tsering, 24, a father of three-year-old child, died after setting fire to himself in Rebgong on Saturday evening, where a Tibetan woman died of self-immolation some three hours ago. 9 Tibetans have burned themselves to death in Rebgong in this month alone.

“The self-immolations are very sad, but the Chinese government is not investigating the real causes of the self-immolations. They are taking the easy way out by simply blaming us for all the problems in Tibet”, His Holiness said.

Two Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Rebgong (Ch: Tongren) in north-eastern Tibet’s Amdo Province (incorporated to China’s Qinghai Province), taking the total self-immolations to 10 in this month alone, fresh reports coming out of Tibet say.

Gonpo Tsering, 19, set fire to himself on fire around 2 pm in Lushoe village in Tsoe county (China’s Hezou in Gansu province) in north-eastern Tibet on Saturday. As flames consumed his body, he raised slogans demanding freedom for Tibetans and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his homeland.

Around 5,000 students from across Malho prefecture, studying in four different schools in Rebgong county, held a peaceful demonstration around 5 am on Friday. They raised slogans demanding equality of nationality, freedom for Tibetans and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

6 self-immolations by Tibetans in Two Days across Tibet since Wednesday (7th November). The total self-immolations in Tibet has reached 69, out of which 54 have died.

To the drumbeats of TCSL folklore group and a sea of Tibetan National Flag, the Flame of Truth reached its final destination in Geneva on the 4th of November 2012 to end its almost 6 months of relay across the world traversing 33 countries in globally in Europe, America, Asia and others.

A Tibetan man set himself on fire in Rebgong (Ch: Tongren) in north-eastern Tibet around 10:00 am (local time) on Sunday. He died on the spot.

The Flame of Truth arrived today, on november 3rd 2012, to a warm reception at the city of Bern, the political capital of Switzerland.

“I have had several exchanges with the Chinese Government on these issues. But more needs to be done to protect human rights and prevent violations,” said Pillay

Flame of Truth, the torch relay initiated at Dharamsala on the 6th of July 2012, coinciding with the Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, by the member of parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, reached today, on 1st November 2012, in Switzerland.

On October 28th, 2012 around 40 Tibetans of the Tibetan Community Glarus gathered in the private prayer room of Sara Dawa la to pray for the brave Self-immolation victims in Tibet.