Name: Sangay Dolma

Age: 17

Sex: Female

Profession: Nun

Date of Self-immolation: 25 November 2012 at around 11:20 am (local time)

Location: In front of the Chinese government office in Dokarmo, Malho, Rebkong, Amdo

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased Last words: Below Sangay Dolma, a nun, passed away in her self-immolation protest in front of the Chinese government office in Dokarmo town of Tsekhog, Malho, Eastern Tibet. The exact time of her self-immolation protest could not be ascertained immediately. Sangay Dolma’s nunnery is located near Sangag Mindrol Dhargeyling Monastery. According to various sources, a large number of local Tibetans gathered to carry out the last rites for Sangay Dolma.

Prayers were also carried out at the deceased’s nunnery. She left behind the following message in poem-prose: Look into the deep blue sky above my lama has returned into the tent with white rock steps look, my Tibetan brothers and sisters look at the peak of that snow mountain the white snow lion has returned look, my Tibetan brothers and sisters look at the fortress in the forest look at the beauty of the turquoise plain my tigress has come back look, my Tibetan brothers and sisters look at the land of snow our destiny is on the rise Tibet is an independent country. While His Holiness the Dalai Lama Has been away for too long Travelling all over the world Tibetans suffer under oppression let’s pray for this darkness to be over. the Panchen Lama is in prison let’s pray for his release and happiness for the land of snow. * “Children of the snow lion Do not forget that you are Tibetan.” * “Tibet is an independent country.” signed Sangay Dolma
(Translated from Tibetan by Bhuchung D. Sonam)sangaydolma