140. Tenzin Gyatso

Name: Tenzin Gyatso

Age: Early thirties

Sex: M

Status: Layperson

Date of self-immolation: May 20, 2015

location: Tawu (Chinese: Daofu) county in Sichuan

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Unknown







A Tibetan father of four set fire to himself in Tawu apparently in response to tightened security in the buildup to the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. Tenzin Gyatso, the fourth Tibetan to self-immolate this year, was taken away by armed police and it is not known if he is still alive. He set fire to himself outside a government building where political education was carried out, according to Tibetan sources.

– See more at: http://www.savetibet.org/resources/fact-sheets/self-immolations-by-tibetans/#sthash.8pSPhTUV.dpuf

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