Name: Tsering Gyal
Date of Self-immolation: 6pm (local time) November 11, 2013
Location: Akyong Monastery Golog, Amdo
Tsering Gyal, a 20-year-old Tibetan monk from Akyong monastery, set himself on fire in Pema country in Golog around 6 pm. The police and security forces immediately arrived at the protest site and doused the fire. They took him to the county hospital and barred local people and fellow monks from Akyong monastery from visiting him. He died when he was being taken to the hospital by Chinese authorities
“He did it for the freedom of six million Tibetans and to highlight the need to re-install His Holiness the Dalai Lama to his golden throne,” the Radio Free Asia quoted a source as saying. “He called on the Tibetans to rise up now.”
Tsering Gyal, son of Sherphun and Rindon, is the youngest of eight children.