45. Tsewang Dorjee

Name: Tsewang Dorjee

Age: 22

Sex: Male

Profession: Nomad

Date of Self-immolation: 7 July 2012

Location: Damshung, Central Tibet

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

His slogans: Not reported

verbatim Tsewang Dorjee, chose the centre of Dhamshung town, a popular gathering place in the vicinity of Lhasa, Central Tibet, to hold his self-immolation action. He was a heard calling for Tibet’s freedom.

“Tsewang Dorjee raised slogans and set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government. Barely three minutes into his protest, Chinese security personnel arrived at the scene, doused the flames and took him to a hospital, reported the Dharamshala-based Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in a release. Following his protest, no one was allowed to see him but it appeared at the time that Tsewang had passed away later that night. The exile Tibetan Parliament noted that the entire Damshung region was subsequently placed under heavy lockdown. “All communication lines have been cut in Damshung. Even people living in the nearby areas such as Lhasa are unable to contact Damshung. The Chinese authorities in the region have arrested all the people who witnessed Tsewang Dorjee’s self-immolation and have passed strict orders barring anyone from speaking about the protest,” the release stated.

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