Lobsang Kelsang | 洛桑格桑

Lobsang Kelsang | 洛桑格桑

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

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 Kelsang, 18, 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 Kelsang | 洛桑格桑 was the 55th(52thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

洛桑格桑,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,18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,与旦木曲一起自焚,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。
他与一起自焚的旦木曲是亲戚。他出生于贾洛乡日阿洛村牧民家庭,父亲名叫才阔多杰,母亲名叫桑杰卓,哥哥名叫才阔扎西。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。
2012年9月28日,格尔登寺僧人、22岁的洛桑桑杰被军警带走,他是自焚牺牲的洛桑格桑与旦木曲的亲属,被指控与外界联系、透露自焚信息,之后情况不明。

遗言:

“宗教自由”、“让达赖喇嘛返回西藏”

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