Name: Sangay Gyatso
Father’s Name: Gompo Dhondrup
Mother’s Name: Gompo Tso
Affiliation: Tsoe, Ganlho
Location of incident: Tsoe, GanlhoTibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Gansu Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-10-06
Info: According to a sources, Sangay Gyatso, 27-years old, set fire to himself on October 6, 2012 near the local monastery in the town of Tsoe in the northeastern Tibetan area of Amdo. Sangay Gyatso called for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and the right of Tibetans to freely express their language and religion. He is believed to have died as a result of his protest. Initial reports from the area tell of heightened tensions in the area and possibly hundreds of security personnel being deployed around the local monastery.