Gepey | 格贝

Gepey, an 18-year-old monk from the Kirti Monastery in the beleaguered Ngaba region set himself on fire on Saturday March 10 at around 5pm (local time) according to exile sources.

The exile base of Kirti monastery in Dharamshala in a late night release today said that Gepey self-immolated near a military camp in Ngaba town that was built in the 1950s for China’s “liberation army” when they first invaded Tibet.

“Due to the proximity to the military camp, Chinese soldiers quickly arrived and carried Gepey’s charred body inside the camp and refused to hand it over to the deceased’s family,” the release said.

Gepey | 格贝 was the 29th(27thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

格贝(中国官方写格白),安多阿坝(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州阿坝县)格尔登寺僧人,18岁。
2012年3月10日(1959年西藏抗暴53周年纪念日),格贝在阿坝县一座建于1950年代的军营前自焚,当场牺牲,遗体被军人抢走,由军警在12日晚上火化,只准五名家人参加,现场被军警包围。
他出生于龙藏乡牧民家庭,有两个兄弟也是格尔登寺僧人,外公名叫科比,父亲恰多已故,母亲名叫恰阔,在格贝自焚牺牲后,几次被当局审问,以致突发脑溢血而瘫痪。
格尔登寺两位僧人洛桑向秋、次真于2012年3月间被捕,被指控是格贝自焚的“协助者”,于9月间分别被判刑8年和11年。
中国中央电视台2012年12月播的官方宣传片称格贝是格白,展示了他生前照片。并称他是“被煽动、唆使”而自焚。

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