Chopa | 角巴

Chopa | 角巴

On August 10 at about 10:15 am, 24 year old Chopa set himself on fire in Me’uruma township, Ngaba county, shouting slogans of protest against the Chinese government. Within a few minutes, local security forces arrived at the scene, doused the still fierce flames, and took him away.

According to witnesses, it was not clear at that point whether he was still alive. It has since been confirmed that Chopa passed away just after 3pm on August 10, shortly before reaching Barkham prefecture hospital. The authorities cremated his body there, and returned just a part of the ashes to his family members.

Chopa | 角巴 was the 52th(49thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

角巴,安多阿坝(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州阿坝县)麦尔玛乡牧民,24岁。
2012年8月10日上午10点多,觉巴在麦尔玛乡点火自焚,高呼抗议口号后倒地,被军警灭火后强行带走,途中牺牲。当局将他的遗体火化后,把骨灰交给了家人。
他因参加该年中国农历春节在麦尔玛乡的抗议活动,一直在逃避当局的追捕,直到自焚为止。
他是麦尔玛乡第一大队亚昆玛村人。上过小学,父亲名叫巴洛,母亲名叫玛珍,有四个兄弟姐妹。
中国中央电视台2012年12月播的官方宣传片称觉巴的年龄19岁。称他的父亲为华洛。还说觉巴是被唆使之后自焚的,而他“沾染酗酒、打架、赌博的恶习”。
新华网2013年1月31日的报道45及CCTV宣传片称觉巴是受“格尔登寺僧人罗让贡求煽动教唆”才自焚。而罗让贡求则被中国官媒说成是“接受达赖集团指令”,于2013年1月被判刑死缓,协助者罗让才让被判刑10年。

MENU