This is Lobsang Tsultrim, who self-immolated in Ngaba yesterday. While in flames, he raised his fist in a call for freedom. Free Tibet!
Update on Lobsang Konchok, who self-immolated in Ngaba in September last year.
Lobsang Konchok is currently in hospital. His family have been denied any visiting rights and have not seen their son since he self-immolated over five months ago.
Lobsang has been subject to verbal abuse from doctors and Chinese officials including accusations of trying to destroy ‘his country’.
On the 22nd they held a death ceremony for him. It is unclear whether the family were given the body back or he had been cremated and they had been given his ashes. The ceremony was held at Riwong Cemetry outside of Ngaba town.
Here is a great opportunity to take action and make a difference in the free Tibet campaign. Please read and reblog.
Fears are growing for the well-being of Lama Jigme Gyatso (also known as Guri), a senior monk from Labrang monastery, Gansu Province, who was detained for the fourth time in August 2011.
He has been charged with splittist activties and is awaiting sentencing.
This is Lama Jigme’s fourth period of imprisonment in the last five years. During his detention in 2008, he was hospitalised for treatment of injuries sustained during torture.
He was detained for a further six months without charge after making a video documenting his ordeal and providing testimony of the wider crackdown in Tibet.
Our campaign to expose the abuse of fundamental human rights and ensure this courageous man’s release was integral to the good treatment he experienced during his second period in jail and to his release.
That’s why we are again asking you to speak out for Lama Jigme Gyatso. Your voice really does make a difference.
Write to the Party Secretary of Gansu Province and/or the Chinese Representative in the UK, calling for Lama Jigme Gyatso’s release.
“I am writing to express my deep concern for the welfare of Lama Jigme Gyatso (Ch: 久美果日), the Tibetan monk detained on 20 August 2011 from his hotel room in Gansu Province. I urge you to immediately and unconditionally release him and/or provide detailed information on his well-being and the reasons for his arrest.”
Gansu Provincial General Office
No.1 Zhongyang Guangchang
The Chinese Embassy,
49-51 Portland Place,