145. Sonam Tso

Date: March 23, 2016
Protest location: Dzoege (Chinese: Ruo’ergai) county in the Ngaba (Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture
Age: 50s

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

Info (RFA): A Tibetan mother of five has burned herself to death in southwestern China’s Sichuan province in a challenge to Beijing’s rule in the second such protest in a Tibetan area of China this year, a source in the region told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

Sonam Tso, believed to have been in her 50s, self-immolated on March 23 near a monastery in Dzoege (in Chinese, Ruo’ergai) county in the Ngaba (Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, RFA’s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.