Kunchok Phelgye | 贡确佩杰

Kunchok Phelgye | 贡确佩杰

In fresh reports coming out of Tibet, Kunchok Phelgye, a 24-year-old-monk from the Sumdo Monastery in Dzoege region of eastern Tibet passed away in his self-immolation protest today.

The exile base of the Kirti Monastery in Dharamshala, in a release, said that Kunchok Phelgye set himself on fire in front of the main assembly hall of the Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery at around 5:20 pm (local time).

“Kunchok Phelgye was enveloped in flames and his hands were joined in prayers as he raised slogans for the long life and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche, the exiled head of Kirti Monastery,” the release said citing sources in the region. “He also raised slogans calling for the return and reunification of Tibetans.”

Kunchok Phelgye succumbed to his injuries at the site of his protest.

Kunchok Phelgye | 贡确佩杰 was the 100th(97thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

贡确佩杰:安多若尔盖(今四川省阿坝州若尔盖县)格尔底寺(达仓拉姆格德寺)僧人,24岁。于2012年12月8日下午,在当地大寺格尔底寺燃火自焚,双手合十,高呼“祈愿达赖喇嘛永久住世”、“让达赖喇嘛和格德仁波切返回西藏”、“境內外藏人早日团聚”,当场牺牲。遗下父母、兄妹等亲人。

遗言:

祈愿达赖喇嘛永久住世! 让达赖喇嘛和格德仁波切返回西藏!境內外藏人早日团聚!

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