New Video Footage Shows Self-Immolations in Zamthang

May 9, 2012 3:57 pm

DHARAMSHALA:  New video footages coming out of Tibet shows tragic self-immolation of three Tibetans and audio recordings of their last wishes to restore freedom and preservation of Tibetan identity and culture under the repressive rule of the Chinese government.  (Watch video footage)

The footages also depicts the peaceful demonstrations and protests that took place in Zamthang,Ngaba in north-eastern Tibet  in January 2012 and the subsequent police firing that killed Ogyen, a 20-year-old Tibetan in Barma township.

The video shows the self-immolation of Nangdrol on 19 February, 2012.  Nangdrol’s photo before and after the self-immolation and his last wishes are also contained in the video.

Nangdrol has stated in his last wish that he is giving up his life to fire because there is immense suffering in Tibet under the repressive policies of Chinese government. He has called upon all Tibetans to preserve our identity, unite and maintain harmony, and pray for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

The footage of Sonam and Choephag Kyab, who set themselves on fire on 19 April 2012 and left audio recordings of their last wishes. They said they self-immolated for the restoration of freedom in Tibet and world peace. The suffering of the Tibetan people is far greater than the tragedy of setting my body on fire,they said. Choephag Kyab and Sonam, both in their early twenties, were studying in a school established by the Chinese government for minority nationals. The location of the schools is not known.