In the latest self-immolation protest against Chinese rule in Tibet, an 81-year-old Tibetan named Taphun set himself on fire in the early morning on 27 March 2022.
Popular Tibetan singer Tsewang Norbu died in Lhasa in the first weekend of March 2022, reliable sources have informed the International Campaign for Tibet.
Popular Tibetan singer Tsewang Norbu has reportedly self-immolated in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa on 25 February 2022, leading to his death, according to Tibetan media reports. The International Campaign for Tibet had separately received information on his self-immolation but could not obtain any eyewitness account.
The self-immolation of a young man in Tibet in 2015 has reportedly come to light after the Chinese government successfully kept it hidden for more than five years.
A young Tibetan former monk from Kirti monastery set himself on fire on November 26, and died in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, in the Tibetan area of Amdo. It was the first known self-immolation by a Tibetan this year.
On a major anniversary in Tibet on 10 December, a 17-year-old monk was beaten and arrested for calling out for Tibetan freedom, just one day after unconfirmed reports said two teens lit themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule.
According to information from Tibetan sources, a young Tibetan man set fire to himself in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) in the Tibetan area of Amdo on Dec. 8, 2018
A young Tibetan man named Dorbe set himself on fire on November 4 in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), Amdo, saying “May the Dalai Lama live long! May we soon behold his golden countenance!” before he died.
On 7 March, a Tibetan man in his forties set fire to himself and died in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), eastern Tibet, in the 153rd self-immolation since 2009.
Since February 2009, there have been 155 confirmed self-immolations within Tibet and the PRC, 12 occurring in 2011, 86 in 2012, 27 in 2013, 11 in 2014, 7 in 2015, 3 in 2016, 5 in 2017 and 4 in 2018.