Kunchok Wangmo | 贡觉旺姆

Kunchok Wangmo | 贡觉旺姆

Note: Japanese artist Tomoyo Ihaya painted the image for Kunchok Wangmo.

March 17: Exile Tibetan media are reporting on a self-immolation protest by a Tibetan woman on the eve of Xi Jinping’s formal selection as the new President of China earlier this week.

According to Tibetan news reports, Kunchok Wangmo, in her 30s, set herself on fire protesting China’s rule at around midnight on Wednesday, March 13 in the Dzoege region of Ngaba, eastern Tibet. She passed away in her fiery protest.

Kunchok Wangmo | 贡觉旺姆 was the 114th(110thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009. She was the 16thfemale self-immolator.

贡觉旺姆,安多左格(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州若尔盖县)达扎寺镇人,30岁。
2013年3月13日晚上约11点半,贡觉旺姆在若尔盖县城点火自焚,抗议中共当局压迫藏人,当场牺牲。她的遗体被警察抢走。并于次日传唤她的丈夫卓玛甲领取骨灰,要求他对外称妻子自焚是因家庭矛盾、夫妻不和,卓玛甲拒绝接受,遭到拘捕。
因藏地被严密封锁,她自焚的消息在数日后才传出。贡觉旺姆是若尔盖县达扎寺镇人。她的父亲名叫贡布加,母亲名叫贡布阿更。她的丈夫卓玛甲32岁,是若尔盖县辖曼乡牧民。他们有一个8岁的女儿。
新华网2013年3月20日报道73中,称贡觉旺姆是“广秋俄么”,并编出令人发指的说法是:她是因丈夫“卓玛甲戒酒戒赌、夫妻感情等问题发生激烈争吵,争吵中卓玛甲用手掐住广秋俄么的脖子,致使广秋俄么窒息死亡。次日2时许,卓玛甲为毁尸灭迹将尸体焚烧。目前,犯罪嫌疑人卓玛甲因涉嫌故意杀人罪已被若尔盖县公安局刑事拘留……”

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