Losang Lozin | 洛桑洛曾

Losang Lozin | 洛桑洛曾

A teenage Tibetan monk set himself on fire today in an apparent protest against the Chinese government in the beleaguered region of Ngaba, eastern Tibet.

Lobsang Lozin, 18, set himself on fire at around 12 noon near his monastery’s main prayer hall and began walking towards the local Chinese office in flames before falling down.

“Lobsang Lozin, a monk of the Gyalrong Tsodun Kriti Monastery, set his body on fire near the monastery’s main prayer hall around noon today and walked in the direction of the county’s local office engulfed in flames,” Kanyag Tsering, a monk at the exile base of Kirit Monastery in Dharamshala said. “Lobsang Lozin succumbed to his burns and passed away at the site of his protest.”

Lobsang Lozin was heard shouting many slogans but it is still not clear what these slogans were.

Losang Lozin | 洛桑洛曾 was the 49th(46thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

洛桑洛曾,嘉戎玛康(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州州府马尔康县)草登寺(格尔登寺子寺)僧人,18岁。
2012年7月17日中午12点左右,洛桑洛增在草登寺大殿前、往乡政府方向的道路上自焚,高呼“西藏自由”,当场牺牲。寺院僧侣将他的遗体抬至大殿,敬献哈达并举行超度祈福法会。由于当局的压力,当晚僧众将他水葬于寺院附近的脚木足河中。
他出生于草登乡农民家庭,从小在草登寺出家为僧,是一位品行优良的僧人。父亲名叫角吉,母亲名叫才保保。
洛桑洛增是草登寺第三位自焚僧人,之前有其美班旦与丹巴达杰于3月30日自焚牺牲。当局对草登寺实行连坐惩罚:8月12日,草登寺三位僧人被捕:19岁的洛桑森格、18岁的亚佩和18岁的南赛;8月16日,草登寺两位僧人被捕:20岁的图旺丹增、22岁的阿松;寺管会成员洛桑热丹也被拘押。他们被当局怀疑对外泄露三位僧人的自焚。该寺还有不少僧人被军警盘问、殴打。
2013年1月中旬,草登寺四位僧人洛桑森格、阿松、亚佩、南赛,被阿坝州马尔康县人民法院分别判刑2年、2年6个月、6年、10年。

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