Tenzin Sherab | 丹增西热

Tenzin Sherab | 丹增西热

On May 27th, a Tibetan man set himself on fire in Adril region of eastern Tibet protesting China’s occupation and hard-line policies in Tibet.

Tenzin Sherab, 31, carried out his self-immolation protest on May 27. He succumbed to his injuries at the site of his fiery protest.

According to Jampa Younten, a monk living in south India, Tenzin Sherab’s family members and friends came to know about his self-immolation protest only after he had passed away.

“Soon after the protest, Chinese security personnel from Chumar arrived at the site and confiscated Tenzin Sherab’s body,” Younten said. “However, the next day, on May 28th, his body was handed over to his family members.”

In the days preceding his self-immolation protest, Tenzin Sherab had spoken to his friends about the evil policies of the Chinese government and expressed his concern about Tibetan religion and culture reaching a point of annihilation.

“We can no longer bear to live under China’s constant torture and repression,” Tenzin Sherab had told his friends.

Tenzin Sherab | 丹增西热 was the 122th(118thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

丹增西热康曲麻莱,(今青海省玉树藏族自治州曲麻莱县)牧民,31岁。
2013年5月27日,丹增西热在曲麻莱县城附近一个叫“加仁(音译)”的采挖冬虫夏草之地自焚牺牲。具体自焚时间不明,下午约2点被当地藏人发现时,已经身亡。
丹增西热的遗体被当地公安抢走,第二天他的父亲顿珠等亲属被当局传唤,遗体被交还。
丹增西热的遗体原准备由家人送往附近石渠县温波寺祈福超度,但在境外媒体报导之后,被禁止去往被当局视为“敏感”的温波寺。
他一家原是曲麻莱县秋智乡加巧牧委会二队(广称阿赤村)人,被迁移到曲麻莱县城的“移民定居点”。父亲名叫顿珠,母亲名叫曲美,他是家中长子,但未成家,有四个弟妹。

遗言:

藏民族独特的宗教与文化遭到严重破坏,实在无法容忍当局的这种政策,更不想在这样的政策下继续生存。

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