Shichung | 西琼

Shichung | 西琼

September 28: A Tibetan man died after setting himself on fire today around 4.30 PM(local time) in Gomang Thawa township in Ngaba County, reported the Tibet Times.

Engulfed in flames, Shichung, 41, ran from his house towards the main road before collapsing, a Tibetan monk from south India told the the Tibet Times. He succumbed to his burns and passed away at the site of his protest.

Following his self-immolation protest, local Tibetans tried to take the body to his home but were confronted by Chinese security personnel numbering over 150, who were already stationed for the Man-sTon festival, which involves collection of lists of prayers local Tibetans have said at home and an entertainment show. The locals did manage to take the body to his home but the authorities eventually confiscated the body and drove with it towards Ngaba county.

[Update: October 01, 2013] The Chinese authorities in Ngaba County have forced the family members of the latest Tibetan self immolator to throw his remains into a river, a Tibetan source said.

Shichung | 西琼 was the 126th(121thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

西琼( ཞི་ཆུང་། ):
安多阿坝(今四川省阿坝藏族自治州阿坝县各莫乡)人,牧民,41岁。
据报道,2013年9月28日下午约4点半,牧民西琼从当地正在举行的名为“缅顿”的法会上返回家中,而后在自家门前将自身点燃,喊着口号向公路跑去,随即倒地牺牲。
僧俗民众将西琼遗体送回他家,当局派出上百军警进行威胁,要求交出西琼遗体。在村里老人恳劝下,民众们只能眼看着西琼遗体被军警抢走,法会也只好提前结束。
【2013年10月1日更新】据故乡网报道,引述一藏人,阿坝县当局逼迫西琼的家人把其骨灰丢入河中。

遗言:

这些汉人不会让我们安心,我真的需要在他们面前实施自焚。

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