Date of Self-immolation: 27 May 2013, 6:40 pm (local time)
Location: Adril, Eastern Tibet
Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased
Slogans: Not reported
A 31-year-old self-immolated on 27 May 2013 in the Adril Region of Eastern Tibet protesting China’s occupation and it repressive policies in Tibet. Tenzin Sherab succumbed to his injuries at the site of his protest. Sherab’s family members found out about his protest only after he passed away. According to sources, Chinese security personnel who arrived from Chumar removed his body and handed over to his family the following day on 28 May 2013.
Few days prior to his action, Tenzin Sherab had spoke to his friends about the China’s evil practices saying, “We can no longer bear to live under China’s constant torture and repression.” Sherab is survived by his father Dhondup and Choemey and is the eldest among five siblings.