10. Tenzin Wangmo

Her slogans: called for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and religious freedom in Tibet

Name: Tenzin Wangmo

Age: 20

Sex: Female

Profession: Nun at Mamae Dechen Choekhorling Nunnery, near Ngaba County Town

Date of Self-Immolation: 17 October 2011, at around 1 pm (local time)

Location: Sumdo bridge, Ngaba, Amdo, Eastern Tibet

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased On 17 October 2011,

Tenzin Wangmo set herself on fire near her nunnery and reportedly died on the spot. According to an eyewitness account, “Tenzin Wangmo was engulfed in flames as she marched for nearly seven to eight minutes shouting slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and demanding religious freedom in Tibet.” The Chinese authorities threatened to confiscate Tenzin’s body if the nuns did not dispose of it that day. The nuns complied and cremated her the same evening.tenzinwangmo

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