2009-2015 Self-immolations in Tibet

Since February 2009, there have been 143 confirmed self-immolations within Tibet and the PRC, 12 occurring in 2011, 86 in 2012, 27 in 2013, 11 in 2014, and seven in 2015.

Fire in the Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet

Voice of America has produced a 56 minute documentary examining the self-immolations in Tibet.
“Fire in the Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet” is an hour-long documentary that explores the causes behind the at least 117 self-immolations known to have taken place in Tibet since 2009.

Tibetan sets fire to himself in Kathmandu; in Tibet, 100th self-immolation

UPDATE (FEBRUARY 14, 2013): The Tibetan who set himself on fire in Kathmandu yesterday (February 13) has died, according to reports in the Nepalese media citing the police in Kathmandu. The Associated Press reported that Nepalese police have stepped up patrols and surveillance in Boudhanath area where many Tibetans are based, and that dozens of …

Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on Tibetan self-immolations

Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on Tibetan self-immolations, 14 December 2012 http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/cfsp/134378.pdf The EU is profoundly saddened by the increasing number of Tibetans committing self-immolation, many of them young people. We are concerned by the restrictions on expressions of Tibetan identity, which appear to be giving rise …

Storm in the Grasslands: Self-immolations in Tibet and Chinese policy

Since February 2009, 94 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet, with a dramatic acceleration in frequency since the once-in-a-decade leadership transition at the Chinese Communist Party Congress in November. Twenty-eight Tibetans self-immolated in November alone, marking a new phase in the political struggle in Tibet. Many acts of self-immolation – that have recently been clustered in …

Three self-immolations in two days as total in Tibet reaches 81

Tamdrin Kyab, age 23 and a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, set fire to himself and died on November 23 in Luchu township, Gansu province. Tamdrin Dorjee, age 29, set fire to himself in the evening of November 23 in front of a government building in Dokarmo in the Tsekhog area of Rebkong, Qinghai province. He …