Father’s Name: –
Mother’s Name: Samkye
Affiliation: Zamthang, Ngaba County
Location of incident: Near government office, Zamthang, Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-04-19
Info: Two Tibetan men in their twenties set fire to themselves close to a local government office in Barma township near Jonang Dzamthang Gonchen monastery in the Tibetan area of Dzamthang Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan.
The two Tibetans who self-immolated today were named by two exile Tibetan sources as Choepak Kyap and Sonam. Although paramilitary troops were deployed immediately, local people managed to prevent them from taking away the bodies of the two Tibetans, who had died following the self-immolation, according to the same two sources.