144. Kalsang Wangdu


Kalsang Wangdu

Date: February 29, 2016
Protest location: Nyarong County in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi)
Age: 18

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

Info: “[While he burned], he called out for Tibet’s complete independence,” a Tibetan source told RFA, adding that witnesses to Wangdu’s protest “intervened,” intending to take him to Sichuan’s provincial capital for treatment.He carried out his self-immolation around 4pm by his monastery, the Retsokha Aryaling monastery. (RFA report,A Tibetan monk named Kalsang Wangdu, aged 18, has died after setting himself on fire on February 29 (2016) in Nyarong County in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi), eastern Tibet, according to Radio Free Asia. (RFA report, http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burns-03012016164905.html).


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