Tuesday 2014/09/02

Tibet

Two Tibetan Teenagers Self-Immolate and Die in Amdo Ngaba

Rinchen
Rinchen
Two teenagers protesting repression in Tibet have died from twin self-immolations that took place around 9:30pm local time.  Rinchen, 17 and Sonam Dhargyal, 18,  set themselves on fire in Kyangtsa region of Dzoge County, Ngaba Prefecture (Chinese: Aba).  Lobsang Yeshi, spokesperson for the Dharamsala-based Kirti Monastery,  told VOA Tibetan Service that the two teenagers died on the scene of their protest, and their families were in possession of their bodies.

Rinchen  is survived by his father  Dhondup Tsering, and Sonam Dhargyal is survived by his father  Tsering Dhondup and mother Takho. The latest self-immolations brings the total number of cases inside Tibet and Tibetan regions to 104, with 88 resulting in death.

Following the latest immolations, the Central Tibetan Administration  in Dharamsala again  called on the international community to put pressure on Beijing to allow  independent observers to visit Tibet  to investigate the causes for increasing number of Tibetans resorting to self-immolations.

As  part of a simultaneous world-wide prayer service, Dharmsala, the seat of the Central Tibetan Administration,  held a special prayer session today for all Tibetans who have died or become injured through carrying out such protests. Speaking at the prayer service,  Kalon (cabinet minister)  Dolma Gyari said that, “the international community should press China to open up Tibet to independent fact-finding missions and the international media to probe the root causes of the crisis.”
Free Tibet director Stephanie Brigden says that self-immolation protests by such young people highlights the plight of Tibetan children who “face all the challenges of life under oppression, and are often full participants”  in the  Tibetan struggle for freedom.

Past self-immolators have called for freedom in  Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet.   The self-immolations in Tibet started in February 2009 with many Tibetans describing them as being protests against China’s repressive policies in Tibet and Tibetan regions. China denies the charge and describes the self-immolations as being acts of separatism incited by the ‘dalai clique’, and has carried out mass arrests and handed out heavy sentences to Tibetans they say encouraged the self-immolations.

རྐྱང་ཚའི་མགར་གདོང་སྡེ་བའི་ན་གཞོན་གཉིས་ཀྱིས་རང་སྲེག་ངོ་རྒོལ།
རྐྱང་ཚའི་མགར་གདོང་སྡེ་བའི་ན་གཞོན་གཉིས་ཀྱིས་རང་སྲེག་ངོ་རྒོལ།i
|| 0:00:00
...
 
🔇
X


This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

LATEST NEWS

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Kunleng News Aug 29, 2014i
X
29.08.2014
ཇར་མི་ཎིའི་ཆིབས་སྒྱུར་གྲུབ་ནས་རྡ་སར་ཞབས་སོར་འཁོད་པ། ཐུན་མོང་གི་གཞི་རྟེན་འཚོལ་བ། ཨ་རི་དང་རྒྱ་ནག ཡུ་ཀེ་རེན་དང་ཨུ་རུ་སུ། ཨེ་བྷོ་ལ་འགོས་ནད། པ་ཀི་སི་ཏན། ཨ་རི་དང་ཨི་རག དབྱིན་ཡུལ་དང་སི་ཀོ་ཊ་ལེཎ་ཌི། རྒྱ་གར་དང་ཉི་ཧོང་། དགེ་བཤེས་ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་སྙན་གྲགས་བཙོན་འཇུག ཟླ་བ་མཚོ་མོ་བཀག་ཉར། དབྱིན་ཡུལ་དོན་གཅོད་སྐུ་ཚབ་གསར་པ། སྤྱི་འཐུས་ཨོ་སི་ཊེ་རི་ལི་ཡར་ཕྱོགས་ཕེབས། ནང་སྲིད་བཀའ་བློན་ཨི་ཊི་ལིར་ཕྱོགས་ཕེབས།

KUNLENG DISCUSSION

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Chinese-Tibetan Conference in Hamburg Seeks Common Groundi
X
29.08.2014
Kunleng discusses Finding Common Ground, the just concluded Chinese-Tibetan conference that took place in Hamburg, Germany
Video

Video Chinese-Tibetan Conference in Hamburg Seeks Common Ground

Kunleng discusses Finding Common Ground, the just concluded Chinese-Tibetan conference that took place in Hamburg, Germany
Video

Video The Dalai Lama’s Germany Visit

Kunleng discusses the just concluded six day visit to Hamburg, Germany, where he spoke on Secular Ethics, delivered teachings by Shantideva and Thokme Sangpo on the path of the Bodhisattva, and addressed a Chinese-Tibetan conference
Video

Video Crackdown in Kham Denma

Kunleng discusses the ongoing crackdown, detentions and deaths in Kham Denma where security forces shot into crowds of unarmed Tibetans on August 12, leaving scores wounded and five dead due to deprivation of medical treatment and beatings in detention.
Video

Video The Smuggled List of Tibetan Prisoners in Deyang Prison

Speaks with the released political prisoner who recently smuggled out a list of the other Tibetan prisoners incarcerated with him, mainly for protests in 2008 and 2009.
Video

Video Tibet Film Series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City

Kunleng discusses Lens On Tibet, a 12 film series currently under way at MOMA, which is part of ‘Gaton’, a celebration of contemporary Tibetan culture to mark Trace Foundation’s 20 years of work with Tibetan communities inside Tibet. Guests: Tenzin Gelek, staff, Trace Foundation, and Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, Film Director and poet.
More

CYBER TIBET

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Cyber Tibet Aug 22, 2014i
X
22.08.2014
Cyber Tibet introduces tsamduk.com, a new music website, students in Tibet subtitling TED videos, netizen response to photo on Chinese social media showing a laughing Chinese man the cutting organs of a wild Tibetan donkey, Skype interviews Thupten on the growing anger against disrespectful Chinese tourists in Tibet, and shows two music and dance clips.
Video

Video Cyber Tibet Aug 22, 2014

Cyber Tibet introduces tsamduk.com, a new music website, students in Tibet subtitling TED videos, netizen response to photo on Chinese social media showing a laughing Chinese man the cutting organs of a wild Tibetan donkey, Skype interviews Thupten on the growing anger against disrespectful Chinese tourists in Tibet, and shows two music and dance clips.
Video

Video Cyber Tibet Aug 8, 2014

Cyber Tibet looks at the current online debate surfacing on weibo regarding Tibetan environmental issues, introduces a Tibetan women blog http://yimbe.net/, speaks with Pema Yoko, producer of the Tibetan Solution video and creator of the website http://tibetsolution.org/, and concludes with a selection of short humorous videos from Tibetans inside Tibet and in exile.

Contact Us