26. Dorjee

His slogans: Reportedly protesting against the PRC’s policies in Tibet

Name: Dorjee

Age: 18

Sex: Male

Profession: Nomad

Date of Self-immolation: 5 March 2012 around 6:30 pm (local time)

Location: Cha Township, Ngaba County, Amdo, Northeastern Tibet

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

After setting himself on fire, Dorjee walked towards the local government office in Cha Township and collapsed. According to Kirti Monastery monks in contact with Tibetans in the region, Dorjee shouted slogans protesting the Chinese government’s policies on Tibet. It is believed that he died at the scene and that the authorities removed his charred body despite attempts by Tibetans to take it away for religious rituals to be performed.

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