Name: Kunchok Kyab
Date of Self-immolation: 30 November 2012
Location: Shagdom in Ngaba County, Amdo Northeastern Tibet
Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased
Slogans: Not reported
Kunchok Kyab carried out his self-immolation on 30 November near a gas station in the Shagdom region of Dzoege in Ngaba. Chinese security forces immediately whisked him away. The following day the Chinese authorities returned “his ashes” to his family who therefore presumed that he had died. Monks and laymen then gathered to offer prayers and respect to Kunchok Kyab — defying the ban on such rituals by the Chinese authorities. According to sources, a group of young Tibetans who followed the Chinese police vehicles removing Kunchok, subsequently went missing. Kunchok Kyab had two children, a nine-year-old and a six-year-old.