Gudrub | 古珠

Gudrub | 古珠

Thursday, October 4, 2012: In reports coming out of Tibet, another Tibetan man has set himself on fire today in an apparent protest against China’s continued occupation of Tibet, taking Tibet’s self-immolation toll to 53.

Sources from inside Tibet, using a popular phone interface programme, have said that Gudrub, 43, torched himself in Nagchu town in central Tibet at around 10 am (local time). He is believed to have passed away at the site of his protest.

Dharamshala based Tibetan language new portal, Tibet Express, in a report cited eyewitnesses as saying that Gudrup raised slogans for Tibet’s freedom and the return of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama before setting himself on fire.

“Eyewitnesses have said that Gudrup shouted, “Wherever we go, we have no freedom,” “Freedom for Tibet,” “Let His Holiness the Dalai Lama return to Tibet,” before setting himself on fire,” the report said.

At the time of reporting, Gudrup’s body has not been handed over to his family members.

Gudrub | 古珠 was the 59th(56thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

古珠,康纳秀(今西藏自治区那曲地区比如县)人,网络作家,笔名“雪域青年”,43岁。
2012年10月4日上午10点多,古珠在那曲县城一市场自焚,呼喊“西藏要自由!”、“让达赖喇嘛返回西藏!”、“我们走到哪里都没有自由”等。当场牺牲,遗体被军警抢走,未交给家人。
他是比如县夏曲镇卡里村人。2005年流亡印度并就读于达兰萨拉索嘎成人学校,2006年返回家乡被捕,2008年获释。他自焚牺牲后,当局一方面在当地的解释是他因酒醉械斗而死,一方面对外界严密封锁消息,禁止透露。

遗言:

“雪域藏地的兄弟姐妹们,回顾我们的过去,只有遗憾、愤怒、伤心和泪水,很少有兴高采烈的景象。正值在迎接水龙新年时,祈祷大家健康平安,万事如意,同时希望保持民族自豪感,即使面对痛苦和损失,也不要失去信心,务必加强团结。”

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