Name: Tsewang Dorjee
Father’s Name: Late
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Damshung, Near Lhasa
Location of incident: Main Market, Damshung, Tibet Autonomous Region
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-07-07
Info: The Tibetan man who set himself on fire on July 7 has now been identified as Tsewang Dorjee, a 22-year-old nomad from Damshung, central Tibet.
Tsewang Dorjee raised slogans and called for the long life of His Holiness, but barely three minutes into his protest, Chinese security forces arrived at the scene, doused the flames and took him to a hospital. In a press release, the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile noted that the entire Damshung region is currently under lockdown and people who witnessed the self-immolation have since been arrested.