Lobsang Gyatso | 洛桑嘉措

Lobsang Gyatso | 洛桑嘉措

A 19-year old Tibetan monk who excelled in his studies set fire to himself today (February 13) in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba). The self-immolation occurred on the eve of China’s presumed next leader Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, DC, to meet President Obama. It is the 21st confirmed self-immolation in Tibet since February 2009.

Lobsang Gyatso, from Cha township in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province (the Tibetan area of Amdo), set fire to himself early this afternoon at the top of the main street of Ngaba county town, while shouting slogans of protest against the Chinese government. Lobsang Gyatso is a monk at Kirti monastery in Ngaba.

Kirti monks in exile and other Tibetan sources said that armed police and special forces were seen violently beating Lobsang Gyatso as they extinguished the flames. His current whereabouts and welfare is not known.

Lobsang Gyatso | 洛桑嘉措 was the 23th(21thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

洛桑嘉措,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,19岁。
2012年2月13日下午两点多,洛桑嘉措在阿坝县恰塘西街自焚,重伤,军警扑灭了火,殴打了他,带走了他。也毒打了在现场的两名藏人青年,并带走了他俩。洛桑嘉措之后的状况下落不明,生死不明。
他出生于贾洛乡拉查玛村牧民家庭,父亲名叫巴孜,母亲名叫白嘎,他是家中长子,有四个兄弟姐妹。在格尔登寺,他是所在佛学班学习最好、最聪明的学生之一。
新华社有简短报道,称自焚僧人“坚措,现年20岁”,“已被送往马尔康医院接受救治”。

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