Tenzin Choedron | 丹增曲珍

Tenzin Choedron | 丹增曲珍

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.

丹增曲珍,1安多阿坝(今四川省阿坝藏族羌族自治州阿坝县)四洼尼姑寺尼师,女,19岁。
2012年2月11日下午6点左右,丹真曲宗在寺院下方三岔路桥边自焚,呼喊“让达赖喇嘛返回西藏!”、“西藏没有自由!”重伤,被军警强行带走,当晚牺牲在阿坝州人民医院,遗体未交给家人。
她出生于阿坝县贾洛乡日阿罗村牧民家庭。父亲名叫洛白,母亲名叫才宝。父母很早离异,她与父亲一起生活。曾读过小学,成绩优良,出家后也是寺院里佛学学习最好的尼师之一。
她自焚后,她的父亲和贾洛乡日阿罗村村长曾被拘捕,之后情况不知。在她牺牲六个月后,她的亲弟弟、牧民旦木曲在阿坝县城自焚牺牲。

遗言:

“让达赖喇嘛返回西藏!”、“西藏没有自由!”

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