Drugpa Khar | 珠巴卡

Drugpa Khar | 珠巴卡

Note: Japanese artist Tomoyo Ihaya painted the image for Drugpa Khar.

February 15: A Tibetan father of three set himself on fire in Amchok region of eastern Tibet on February 13, a day observed by Tibetans as the centenary celebrations of His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama’s Proclamation of Tibetan Independence.

Drugpa Khar, 26, set himself on fire in Amchok town in Sangchu region of Kanlho at around 1 pm (local time). He reportedly succumbed to his injuries.

No further details are available about the protest at the time of filing this report.

The self-immolation comes weeks after a court in the region sentenced six Tibetans to lengthy jail terms of up to 12 years for rescuing the body of Tibetan self-immolator, Dorjee Rinchen, 57, from falling into the hands of Chinese authorities last October.

Drugpa Khar | 珠巴卡 was the 107th(103thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

珠巴卡,安多黑措(今甘肃省甘南藏族自治州合作市)勒秀乡吉昂村(传统上属于阿木去乎下部部落)牧民,26岁,三个孩子的父亲。
2013年2月13日(藏历新年初三,传统的煨桑日),百年前的这天,十三世达赖喇嘛结束在印度流亡的日子,重返拉萨并发布诏示,宣布西藏恢复独立。而这天下午1点多,珠巴卡在勒秀乡自焚,当场牺牲。
他的父亲名叫丹真次仁,母亲名叫丹真措。遗下29岁的妻子和三个6岁、4岁、1岁的孩子。
由于当地处于严密监控中,更多相关详情及珠巴卡的照片未能传出。

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