Lobsang Dorjee | 洛桑多杰

Lobsang Dorjee | 洛桑多杰

February 14: A 25 year old Tibetan youth set himself on fire on Thursday in Tibet’s Ngaba region to protest China’s hard-line policies in Tibet, said Kanyag Tsering, an exiled Tibetan monk with close contacts in the region.

Lobsang Dorjee, former monk of Kirti monastery doused himself in gasoline near Kirti monastery around 6.30 PM (local time). Chinese police arrived at the site and took him away, Kanyag added citing his source.

“Chinese policemen arrived at the site, extinguished the fire on his body and took him away in a van. He held his head high with both hands folded,” said Tsering. It is not known if Lobsang, 127th Tibetan to immolate self, has succumbed to his burns.

According to Kanyag Tsering, a Tibetan monk with close contacts in the region, said despite repeated appeals by his family members Chinese authorities have denied them the right to perform last rites for Lobsang and secretly cremated him. His remains were handed over to his family.

Update: The 25-year-old former monk of Ngaba monastery, Lobsang Dorjee, who set himself on fire week in protest against China in Tibet’s Ngaba region has succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Barkham County on Sunday, Feb 16.

Lobsang Dorjee | 洛桑多杰 was the 131th(126thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

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洛桑多杰(བློ་བཟང་རྡོ་རྗེ།)
安多阿坝(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州阿坝县)贾洛乡人,曾为格尔登寺僧人,自焚前在青海省果洛藏族自治州达日县经营洗车店,25岁。
据流亡西藏诸多媒体报道,2014年2月13日下午约18时半,洛桑多杰在阿坝县洽唐街(被当地民众称为“英雄街”)呼喊抗议口号,双手合十,点火自焚,部署在阿坝县城的大量军警迅即赶至现场,扑灭洛桑多杰身上的火焰之后将他强行带走,目前他的状况不明。而阿坝县戒备森严。
洛桑多杰出生于阿坝县贾洛乡的牧民家庭,父亲名为才巴,母亲名为娜梅吉。家中有四个兄弟姐妹:姐姐达措,妹妹梅梅,弟弟扎西等。
洛桑多杰曾为格尔登寺僧人,还俗后与母亲和弟弟在相邻不远的达日县经营洗车店。数日前,洛桑多杰回到阿坝县家里,朝拜寺院,参加法会。昨日自焚前,他还去格尔登寺观看金刚法舞。

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