Tsewang Dorjee | 次旺多杰

The Tibetan man who set himself on fire on July 7 has now been identified as Tsewang Dorjee, a 22-year-old nomad from Damshung, central Tibet.

The Dharamshala based Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in a release today said Tsewang Dorjee set himself on fire in the centre of Damshung, at a place of where people gather in large numbers.

“Tsewang Dorjee raised slogans and set himself on fire in protest against the Chinese government,” the Tibetan Parliament said. “Barely three minutes into his protest, Chinese security personnel arrived at the scene, doused the flames and took him to a hospital.”

Tsewang Dorjee | 次旺多杰 was the 48th(45thinside Tibet) Tibetan self-immolator since 2009.

次旺多杰,羌塘当雄(今西藏自治区拉萨市当雄县)牧民兼小商贩,22岁。
2012年7月7日下午1点左右,次旺多杰在当雄县城的市场前自焚,呼喊“祈愿达赖喇嘛永久住世!”被军警强行带走,从当雄县医院又转送西藏军区总医院,当晚不治身亡。
他出生于当曲卡镇曲登村牧民家庭,家中只剩下年迈母亲一人。
他自焚后,现场目击者多人遭军警拘押,被警告不准将这起自焚事件泄露出去。

遗言:

“祈愿达赖喇嘛永久住世!”

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