“WERE FOR THE FREEDOM OF TIBET, AND THE RETuRN OF HH THE DAlAI lAMA AND THE 17TH GyAlWA KARMAPA TO TIBET”
Date of Self-immolation: 29 September 2012 at around 7 pm, (local time)
Location: Dzatoe County, Yushu, Tibet
Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased
When Yungdrung set fire to himself along the main road in Dzatoe County town shouting slogans, onlookers — including Chinese shopkeepers — attempted to extinguish the flames with buckets of water. Security forces descended there soon after and cordoned off the area and took Yungdrung’s body to the local hospital. The following day local authorities informed his family that Yungdrung would be transferred to a hospital beyond the Tibetan area due to his serious condition. However, the authorities later informed his family that Yungdrung died while in transit. According to the same sources, the authorities at the time had not released Yundrung’s body to his family.