Name: Tenzin Wangmo
Father’s Name: Nyitse
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Mamae Dechen Chokhorling nunnery, Ngaba County
Location of incident: Intersection near the nunnery, 3km away from Ngaba County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2011-10-17
Info: Tenzin Wangmo, a 20 year-old Tibetan nun from Mame Dechen Chokorling nunnery (Tibetan region of Amdo), died after self-immolating at the Sumdo bridge, located below Mame nunnery, approximately three kilometers outside of Ngaba county town. According to the same sources, Tenzin Wangmo called for the Dalai Lama’s return to Tibet and for religious freedom, during a protest that lasted approximately 10 minutes. Tenzin Wangmo’s body was taken back to the nunnery before police arrived, whereupon the authorities demanded that her body be turned over or buried the same day, according to the same exile sources. The nuns of Mame nunnery refused, after which soldiers and police cordoned off the nunnery and surrounding villages. Details are still emerging, however, according to the same exile sources, Tenzin Wangmo’s body was cremated on the evening of October 17, by order of the authorities.