Lobsang Kunchok

Twin self-immolation

Name: Lobsang Kunchok

Age: 18

Sex: Male

Profession: Monk at Kirti Monastery

Date of Self-Immolation: 26 September 2011, around 10:30 am (local time)

Location: Ngaba County Town, Ngaba, Amdo, Eastern Tibet

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Reportedly alive but legs amputated and whereabouts unknown

Their slogans: “Long Live the Dalai Lama” and “We Want Religious Freedom”

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Name: Lobsang Kalsang

Age: 18

Sex: Male

Profession: Monk at Kirti Monastery

Date of Self-Immolation: 26 September 2011, around 10:30 am (local time)

Location: Ngaba County Town, Ngaba, Amdo, Eastern Tibet

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

As monks Lobsang Kalsang and Lobsang Kunchok set themselves on fire in the market of Ngaba County’s central town, they were reportedly waving the banned Tibetan flag and shouting slogans. People’s Armed Police (PAP) and Public Security Bureau (PSB) personnel tried to douse the flames and remove them from the scene. Lobsang Kalsang is the brother of Lobsang Phuntsok – the second monk from Kirti Monastery to self-immolate. According to unconfirmed but reliable sources, Lobsang Kalsang is reported to have passed away while Lobsang Kunchok is reported to have been hospitalized in Ngaba County. Although there are no reports of anyone having met him, it is rumoured that Lobsang Konchok’s legs and arms have been amputated. In an undated propaganda film created by Beijing to discredit the selfimmolations, Lobsang Kalsang can be seen talking on camera.