Lobsang Damchoe | 洛桑旦木曲

Lobsang Damchoe | 洛桑旦木曲

Note: Japanese artist Tomoyo Ihaya painted the image for Lobsang Damchoe.

Two teenage Tibetans, a monk and a layperson who are believed to have been cousins, set themselves on fire on August 27 in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba). The self-immolations took place near the eastern gate of Kirti monastery.

Lobsang Damchoe, 17, a former monk, was seen walking with flames shooting from his body before he collapsed to the ground, according to Kirti monks in exile in Dharamsala, India. It is not known what he shouted or said as he set himself on fire.

Chinese security personnel extinguished the flames and took both men initially to the hospital in Ngaba town, but later moved them to a hospital in Barkham. According to the Kirti monks in exile, both young men died in hospital.

Lobsang Damchoe | 洛桑旦木曲 was the 56th(53thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

洛桑旦木曲,安多阿坝(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州阿坝县)贾洛乡牧民,曾是格尔登寺僧人,17岁。
2012年8月27日上午8点半左右,在格尔登寺东门外被藏人称为“英雄街”的洽唐街,与洛桑格桑一起自焚,呼喊“宗教自由”、“让达赖喇嘛返回西藏”,被军警灭火后强行带走,当晚牺牲于阿坝州人民医院。
他是一起自焚的洛桑格桑的侄子,还是今年2月11日自焚牺牲的阿坝县四洼尼姑寺尼师丹真曲宗的亲弟弟。
他出生于贾洛乡日阿洛村牧民家庭。父亲名叫多西洛白,母亲名叫才宝。父母离异后,旦木曲与母亲一起在牧区生活,姐姐丹真曲宗随父亲一起生活。
他俩自焚后,当局立即召集格尔登寺及工作组负责人开会,要求防止自焚消息及图片外传,并封锁了网络、电话和手机等通讯。

遗言:

“宗教自由”、“让达赖喇嘛返回西藏”

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