Name: Tsering Kyi
Father’s Name: Sonam Yeshi
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Tibetan Middle School, Machu
Location of incident: Machu town, Ganlho Prefecture, (Chinese: Gansu Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-03-03
Info: Teenager Tsering Kyi, a pupil at the Tibetan Middle School in Machu who was aged 19, set fire to herself on Saturday afternoon (March 3) in the vegetable market of Machu town in Gansu. Authorities have blockaded the school Tsering Kyi attended in Machu county, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province (Tibetan area of Amdo), and have imposed a tight military lockdown in the area following the incident, with people’s cellphones being investigated in an attempt to prevent dissemination of any images or footage that may have been taken of the self-immolation.