125. Tsuiltrim Gyatso

Name: Tsultrim Gyatso

Age: 41

Sex: Male

Status: monk

Date of self- immolation: December 19, 2013

Protest location: Amchok town in Sangchu (Xiahe) county Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

Info: [ TCHRD ] A Tibetan monk from Amchok Monastery died of self-immolation protest on December 19, 2013 calling for unity among Tibetans and the return of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He died instantly and soon local Tibetans and monks took his charred body to his monastery.

Sources told TCHRD that over 400 monks have gathered at to recite prayers and conduct rituals at the deceased’s residence at the monastery.

In his last note, Tsultrim Gyatso wrote that the reasons for his self-immolation protest are to call for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, release the 11th Panchen Lama Gedun Choekyi Nyima, and for the welfare of the six million Tibetans.tsultrimgyatso

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