Update on Death Toll from Tibet demonstrations

Update for Tuesday, 25 March 2008, last updated 3 pm (IST)

While the most recent death toll from the demonstrations in Tibet is around 140, we are releasing the names and details of 40 identified people.

Since the start of the Demonstrations in Tibet on March 10, there has been a steady rise in the death toll. As the demonstrations continue to spread vastly to many areas in Tibet, the number of people who have died from the brutal military and police suppression during the peaceful demonstrations is astounding.

While we have confirmed information on the death toll from the demonstrations so far, it has been extremely difficult to get the details due to all the restrictions that have been imposed by Chinese authorities, especially since March 10th.

The most recent death toll from the demonstrations in Tibet is around 140 and we are releasing the names and details of 40 identified people. While we do have reliable information on other individuals killed during the demonstrations, we are gathering more comprehensive information before we release more names from the death toll list.

We have reliable sources confirming the death of numerous individuals killed during the recent demonstrations; however, we are still in the process of gathering more details (such as name and place of residence). For instance, while we can confirm that during the protest in Dabpa County (Karze “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,” Sichuan province), an elderly person, a young girl and a boy were shot and killed by the Chinese military, further details are still being gathered.

Many of the dead bodies from the recent demonstrations are being turned into the People’s Procuratorates instead of being returned to their respective families. This has also made it more difficult to gather details on the death toll.

S. No. NAME AGE GENDER PLACE OF RESIDENCE/BIRTH DETAILS
1 Phurbu 37 M Lhasa(Ch:Lasa), & TAR Died on 14 March in Lhasa
2 Sonam Norbu 27 M Derge,(Ch:Dege), Karze (Ch:Ganzi)TAP,Sichuan Province Died on 14 March in Lhasa
3 Azin around 30 M Palyul(Ch:Baiyu),Karze (Ch:Ganzi) TAP, Sichuan Province Died on 14 March in Lhasa
4 Sonam Lhamo 21 F Palyul(Ch:Baiyu),Karze (Ch:Ganzi) TAP, Sichuan Province Died on 14 March in Lhasa
5 Dhargye 22 M Damshung (Ch:Dangxiong),Lhasa Municipality,TAR; Died on 14 March in Lhasa
6 Kunchok Samphel 21 M Damshung (Ch:Dangxiong), Lhasa Municipality, TAR; Died on 14 March in Lhasa
7 Lhakpa Tsering 21 M Lhasa(Ch:Lasa),TAR Died on 14 March in Lhasa
8 Thupten Tsering 24 M Lhasa(Ch:Lasa),TAR Died on 14 March in Lhasa
9 Tenzin Samdup 39 M Lhasa(Ch:Lasa),TAR Died on 14 March in Lhasa
10 Rigzin Choenyi 26 F Shugseb Nunnery, Lhasa Died on 14 March in Lhasa
11 Lobsang Tsepel 31 M Sera Monastery, Lhasa TAR Died on 14 March in Lhasa
12 Ngodup 28 M Tibet University, Lhasa, "TAR" Died on 14 March in Lhasa
13 Lobsang Doma 23 F Garu Nunnery Died on 14 March in Lhasa
14 Ngawang Thekchen 20 M Taklung Drak Monastery, Toelung Died on 14 March in Lhasa
15 Dhondup Dolma 19 F Student Died on 14 March in Lhasa
16 Dechen Dolma 57 F Lhasa Drashi, "TAR" Died on 14 March in Lhasa
17 Phurbu Tsamchoe 20 F Lhasa,"TAR" Died on 14 March in Lhasa
18 Tashi Dorjee 22 M Nagchu (Naqu), Nagchu(Naqu) Prefecture Died on 14 March in Lhasa
19 Tashi Tsering   M Bathang(Batang)County, Karze(Ganzi)"TAP" Sichaun Province Died on 14 March in Lhasa
20 Kalsang Yeshi   M Markham(Ch:Mangkang) Chamdo(Ch:Changdu) Prefecture, "TAR" Died on 14 March in Lhasa
21 Penpa (monk) 29 M Toelung(Ch:Dangxiong), Lhasa Municipality Died on 14 March in Lhasa
22 Tenzin 20 F Toelung(Ch:Dangxiong), Lhasa Municipality Died on 14 March in Lhasa
23 Jinpa   M Phenpo, 3 hours northeast to Lhasa Died on 15 March in Phenpo
24 Thokmey   M Gyangtse, Ramoche Died on 23 March evening in Lhasa
25 Ngogha   M Karze (Ch:Ganzi), Karze (Ch:Ganzi) "TAP", Sichaun Province Died on 18 March in Karze
26 Jamyang/Jampel   M Karze (Ch:Ganzi), Karze (Ch:Ganzi) "TAP", Sichaun Province Died on 18 March in Karze
27 Tashi Gyaltsen 18 M Karze (Ch:Ganzi), Karze (Ch:Ganzi) "TAP", Sichaun Province Died on 18 March in Karze
28 Tsedup   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), Ngapa(Ch:Aba) "TAP", Sichaun Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
29 Tashi Wangchuk   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), Ngapa(Ch:Aba) "TAP", Sichaun Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
30 Gegyam   M Soruma,Ngapa(Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
31 Gephen Thaklo   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
32 Norbu   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
33 Lotse   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
34 Ngodup Tso   F Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
35 Atisha around 25 M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
36 Sangye   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
37 Tsezin   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
38 Gonpo Lhagon around 30 M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
39 Pelkho   M Ngapa (Ch:Aba), TAP; Sichuan Province Died on 16 March in Ngapa
40 Rinchen   M Machu(Ch:Maqu) County, Kanlho, TAP; Gansu Province Died on 18 March in Machu