Name: Kunchok Wangmo
Father’s Name: –
Mother’s Name: Depo
Affiliation: Taktsa village, Dzoege, Ngaba County
Location of incident: Outside Kirti Monastery, Ngaba County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Ch: Sichuan Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2013-03-13
Info: The Chinese state media Xinhua reported on August 16, 2013, that the Intermediate People’s Court in Ngaba (Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture had sentenced a Tibetan man, 32-year old Dolma Kyab (Chinese transliteration: Drolma Gya) to death for ‘killing his wife and burning her body to make it look as if she had self-immolated.’ Full details of the circumstances of Kunchok Wangmo’s death are not known. The imposition of the death penalty is rare in Tibet and there are concerns that the verdict may have been influenced by political circumstances.