Father’s Name: Palho
Mother’s Name: Madon
Affiliation: Meuruma, Ngaba
Location of incidents: Meuruma, Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-08-10
Info: On August 10 at about 10:15 am, 24 year old Chopa set himself on fire in Meruma township, Ngaba county, shouting slogans of protest against the Chinese government. Within a few minutes, local security forces arrived at the scene, doused the still fierce flames, and took him away. According to witnesses, it was not clear at that point whether he was still alive. It has since been confirmed that Chopa passed away just after 3pm on August 10, shortly before reaching Barkham prefecture hospital. The authorities cremated his body there, and returned just a part of the ashes to his family members.