Tenzin Gyatso

May 20, 2015;

Tenzin Gyatso, 35, from Khangsar township in Tawu County, eastern Tibet, has set himself ablaze, becoming the 140th Tibetan to self-immolate in protest against Chinese rule in Tibet. Gyatso self-immolated outside the venue of a government officials’ meeting; he was protesting against weeks of harrassment and police intimidation in Tawu County where Tibetans have been planning to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. Gyatso is married to Sonam Dolma, they have four children. The authorities informed his relatives that he had died and told them to come for his remains.

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