3. Tsewang Norbu

His slogans: “We Tibetan People Want Freedom”, “Let the Dalai Lama Return to Tibet”, and “Long Live the Dalai Lama”

Name: Tsewang Norbu

Age: 29

Sex: Male

Profession: Monk at Tawu Nyitso Monastery, Kandze County, Kham, Eastern Tibet

Date of Self-Immolation: 15 August 2011, around 12:30 pm (local time)

Location: Tawu County, Kandze, Kham

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased Around noon on 15 August 2011,

29-year-old monk Tsewang Norbu of Tawu Nyitso Monastery, drank petrol and doused himself in it. For 10 minutes he was heard shouting slogans before setting himself alight. He carried out this protest near a bridge in front of local government buildings. He had earlier scattered flyers with similar messages on Chume Bridge in the centre of Tawu County. When his fellow monks carried his charred body back to the monastery to perform the last Buddhist rites and rituals, armed Chinese troops attempted to take the body away from them by force. But monks at Nyitso Monastery refused to surrender Tsewang’s corpse.tsewangnorbu

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