Name: Tamding Thar
Father’s Name: –
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Chentsa County
Location of incident: In front of the local police station at Chentsa, Malho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Qinghai Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-06-15
Info: Tamdin Thar set himself on fire early this morning in front of the People’s Armed Police base in Chentsa, Malho (Chinese: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, according to Tibetan sources in exile.
Armed police were seen extinguishing the flames as Tamdin Thar lay on the ground, still moving slightly, and he was then taken away in a vehicle by security forces. According to Tibetan sources in exile in touch with Tibetans in the area, he died within hours, and local people gathered in the town calling for the return of his body, despite an increasing number of armed police being deployed.