91. Wangdhen Khar

His Slogans: “Return of HH the Dalai Lama”, “Release of Panchen Lama”, “Freedom for Tibet”, and “Protection of Tibet’s Environment”

Name: Wangdhen Khar

Age: 21

Sex: Male

Profession: Semi-nomad

Date of Self-immolation: 28 November 2012, 7 pm (local time)

Location: Tsoe Region in Kanlho, Amdo

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceasedwangdenkhar

On the evening of 28 November Wangdhen Kar set himself on fire in Tsoe region, Eastern Tibet. Wangdhen died at the scene of his protest. He was 21-years-old.

According to sources, Wangdhen raised slogans calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet, the release of Panchen Lama, freedom for Tibet, and the protection of Tibet’s environment. Following his self-immolation protest, monks and local Tibetans reportedly gathered at his home in Yarki Sokdhi village — about 20 kms from Tsoe — to offer prayers and pay their respects.

He is survived by his father, Tsering Thar, mother, Kunsang Dolma, and an elder brother, Jampa, and younger brother, Sangay Dhondup.

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