Kelsang Wangchuk | 格桑旺久

Kelsang Wangchuk | 格桑旺久

A 17-year old monk from Kirti monastery immolated himself in Ngaba county town at approximately 2:00 pm local time today, according to Tibetans in exile in contact with Tibetans in the area. The monk, Kelsang Wangchuk, carried a photo of the Dalai Lama and was shouting slogans against the Chinese government when he set fire to himself along the main street in Ngaba county, Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. Full details of the incident have yet to emerge, but some exiled sources say that he was immediately surrounded by security personnel, who extinguished the fire and beat Kelsang Wangchuk before taking him away. Kelsang’s current wellbeing and whereabouts are unknown.

Kelsang Wangchuk | 格桑旺久 was the 6th(6thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

格桑旺久(中国官方写尕尔让旺修), 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,17岁。
2011年10月3日下午2时许,格桑旺久在阿坝县洽唐中街自焚,手持尊者达赖喇嘛法像。被烧伤,被军警强行带走。
他出生于阿坝县牧民家庭。中国中央电视台2012年5月播的官方宣传片称格桑旺久是尕尔让旺修,看上去伤势似愈,但未告知下落,并称他表示后悔。事实上之后情况不明。

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