Kunchok Kyab | 贡确杰

Kunchok Kyab | 贡确杰

“At around 9 am (local time) Kunchok Kyab set himself on fire near a gas station in the Shagdom region of Ngaba,” Kirti Monastery said in a release. “Shortly afterwards, Chinese security personnel arrived at the site and bundled him away after dousing the fire.”

“He was taken straight to regional headquarters of Barkham and it is not yet known whether he is dead or alive.”

According to the release, a group of young Tibetans, after seeing Kunchok Kyab being taken away, immediately followed the Chinese police vehicles. The wellbeing and whereabouts of those young Tibetans are also not yet known.

“According to latest reports coming in at 7 pm IST, a large number of local Tibetans have gathered to demand for the return of Kunchok Kyab and the young Tibetans,” Kirti Monastery said. “The crowd is planning to carry out a major protest and the situation has become very tense.”

Kunchok Kyab has two children, a nine-year-old and a six-year-old.

Kunchok Kyab | 贡确杰 was the 96th(93thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

贡确杰(又写贡觉嘉),安多左格(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州若尔盖县)阿西乡牧民,29岁。
2012年11月30日上午约9点,贡确杰在若尔盖县红星乡附近加油站前点火自焚,被军警强行带到马尔康县的监狱,上热尔村一些村民追至马尔康县要求公安释放贡确杰,但连他们都失踪。一些人至今情况不明。
12月1日,贡确杰牺牲。当局将他的骨灰交给他家人。他是阿西乡上热尔村牧民,父亲名叫平措,母亲名叫洛桑卓玛,还有一个兄弟和两个姐妹。妻子名叫贝玛吉,26岁;有两个孩子,分别为9岁和6岁。

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