Name: Sangdhak Tsering
Father’s Name: Choeying
Mother’s Name: Menlha Tso
Affiliation: Tsekhog Gonshul, Rebgong
Location of incident: Dokar township, Rebgong county (Ch: Qinghai Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2012-11-17
Info: A 24-year old Tibetan, Sangdag Tsering, set fire to himself and died on November 17 in a township in Tsekhog in Rebkong, Qinghai. He was the second Tibetan to self-immolate on November 17, following the death of mother of two Chagmo Kyi. Sangdag Tsering self-immolated at around 7 p.m. on November 17 outside a government building in Dokar Mo township in Tsekhog county, which neighbors Rebkong, in Malho (Chinese: Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai. Security personnel at the scene attempted to douse the flames with water but failed. Sangdag Tsering was married and having a three-year old son. A Tibetan in exile said that Sangdag Tsering frequently spoke about the Dalai Lama not being allowed to be in Tibet, that Tibetans have no rights, and that the Panchen Lama is still in prison, referring to the young man recognized by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama who disappeared into Chinese custody at the age of six in 1995.