Lubhum Gyal | 鲁布嘉

Lubhum Gyal | 鲁布嘉

Note: Japanese artist Tomoyo Ihaya painted the image for Lubhum Gyal.

On Thursday, November 22, 2012, Lubhum Gyal, age 18, died after setting himself ablaze in the main street of Dowa township in Rebkong. Tibetans gathered at the scene of Lubhum Gyal’s self-immolation. Then, disregarding official warnings, they took his body for cremation near Dowa monastery where monks conducted prayer rituals.

Lubhum Gyal’s self-immolation is the 17th such protest by Tibetans in Tibet in November. A spate of self-immolations in different parts of Tibet and its prefectures have been reported since the start of the Chinese Communist Party’s 18th Congress held in Beijing from November 8.

Lubhum Gyal | 鲁布嘉 was the 85th(82thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

鲁布嘉,安多热贡(今青海省黄南藏族自治州同仁县)多哇乡牧民,19岁。
2012年11月22日下午4点多,鲁布嘉在多哇乡政府的街道上自焚,当场牺牲。周围民众将他的遗体抬到多哇寺,僧众与民众为他举行了超度祈福法会和火葬仪式。
他是多哇乡直跃村牧民,父亲名叫才果,60多岁。他有七个兄妹。
他的自焚与黄南州当局11月14日下达的紧急通知有关,通知决定严厉处置同情和慰问自焚者家属的藏人,实行孤立自焚藏人家属等高压政策,鲁本嘉遂以自焚表达抗议。
新华社英文网发布简讯称一位叫卢本才让的19岁藏人,于本周四下午4点20分钟左右,在黄南自治州同仁县多哇乡自焚。

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