Name: Lobsang Gyatso
Profession: Monk at Kirti Monastery
Date of self-immolation: 13 February 2012 around 2:30pm (local time) Location: Ngaba town, Ngaba, Amdo, Northeastern Tibet
Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Not known His slogans: Not reported
While already engulfed in flames, monk Lobsang Gyatso shouted slogans of protest against the Chinese government on the main street of Ngaba town. An armed security contingent rushed to the scene and removed him to an undisclosed location. They were witnessed beating him viciously while extinguishing the flames.
The eldest of four siblings, he was described as being “one of the best and brightest students in his monastic class.” At the time of his detention, two unidentified Tibetan youths were also severely beaten by Chinese security personnel.
Lobsang Gyatso was originally from Badzritsang house, Naktsangma in Cha Township.