Tibetan mother who self-immolated wrote note calling for long life of Dalai Lama

Montag, 01.06.2015, 20:03 Uhr | Kategorie(n): Menschenrechte, News Allgemein, Widerstand in Tibet

A Tibetan mother of two who set fire to herself and died last week outside a government office left a note calling for the long life of the Dalai Lama, according to Tibetan sources.

Before she set herself on fire, Sangye Tso, 36, had written: “Long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama, where is the Panchen Lama, and freedom for Tibetans[1]“, according to a Tibetan source. The same source said that she displayed a photograph of the Dalai Lama and lit incense before it at the site of her self-immolation, which was outside a government and police building (ICT report, Tibetan mother of two sets fire to herself outside government building.

Another Tibetan source said that a couple of local elderly people who were circumambulating the monastery saw flames in the area, but didn’t think it was a person – they thought it was something being burned. When they approached more closely, police also came out of the building and took away Sangye Tso, who had died in the blaze.

Read more at the Webpage of the International Campaign for Tibet savetibet.org

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