In confirmed reports coming out of Tibet, a teenage Tibetan nun set her body on fire raising slogans against the Chinese government in Ngaba, eastern Tibet today.
The exile base of Kirti monastery in Dharamshala, in a release today identified the nun as Tenzin Choedron, 18, from the Mamae Dechen Choekhorling nunnery.
“At 6 pm on February 11, Tenzin Choedron, age 18 [Tsering Woser reported her as age 19], a nun at the Mamae nunnery in Ngaba, set herself on fire while shouting slogans of protest against the Chinese government,” the release said.
Eyewitnesses have told sources in exile that Tenzin Choedron did not die on the spot and was immediately taken away by Chinese security personnel towards Barkham region.
Tenzin Choedron | 丹增曲珍 was the 22th(20thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009. She was the 3thfemale self-immolator.