Sonam Rabyang | 索南熱央

Sonam Rabyang | 索南熱央

The Dharamshala based Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile has identified the Tibetan as Sonam Rabyang, a monk in his late thirties from the La Monastery in Tridu, Keygudo.

A monk in his 30s set fire to himself on the main road of La Township, Tridu County, Keygudo Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Chenduo County, Yushu Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai) yesterday, 8 February, between 1 and 2pm local time,” a release by the London based campaign group Free Tibet said.

Eyewitnesses report that the monk was alive but in a serious condition when he was taken away by Chinese security personnel.

Sonam Rabyang | 索南熱央 was the 20th(18thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

索南熱央,康称多(今青海省玉树藏族自治州称多县)拉布寺僧人,37岁。
2012年2月8日下午1点多,索南热央在称多县称文镇自焚,高呼“西藏要自由”,“让达赖喇嘛尊者返回西藏”,重伤,被军警强行带走。起先只知在西宁市某军医院治疗,右腿被截肢,更多情况不明。但2013年2月21日的报道指,索南热央被带回称多县拉布乡家中,双腿已被截肢,被警方严密监控。
他出生于拉布乡玉塘村牧民家庭,父亲名叫平措杰。

遗言:

“西藏要自由”,“让达赖喇嘛尊者返回西藏”

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