Name: Tsering Tashi (Tsebey)
Father’s Name: Dukar Kyab
Mother’s Name: Dolma Tsering
Affiliation: Amchok Town, Sangchu
Location of incident: Amchok Town, Sangchu county, Ganlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province
Date of Self-immolation: 2013-01-12
Info: Following Tsering Tashi’s self-immolation in the main street of Amchok township on January 12, Chinese police and Public Security Bureau officials arrived in several vehicles. They barred the monks of Amchok monastery and local lay Tibetans from offering prayers and ordered Tsering Tashi’s family members to cremate the body as soon as possible. When the family initially said that they needed to perform the customary religious rituals for a death, they were threatened and told that they would be responsible for the consequences if they refused.
Tsering Tashi was married to Yumtso Kyi and is survived by his wife, parents and two sisters. He was described by Tibetans who knew him as “good-natured and polite” with a keen passion for horses and horse racing.