Name: Lobsang Dorjee
Father’s Name: Tsepak
Mother’s Name: Namey Kyi
Affiliation: Near Kirti monastery, Ngaba county, Ngaba Prefecture, China’s Sichuan Province
Location of incident: Gyabam Tukra village in Ngaba county, Ngaba Prefecture, Sichuan Province
Date of Self-immolation: 2014-02-13
Info: A former Kirti monk set fire to himself on February 13, on the main road near the monastery in Ngaba county town, after attending a monastic mask dance that morning. Twenty-five year old Lobsang Dorje was still alive when he was taken away by police. Kirti monks in exile said: “As they were driving him away in the back of a pickup van covered with black canvas, he sat up and joined his palms, but the policemen pushed him back down. At present it is not known whether he is alive or dead, or where he has been taken.” Lobsang Dorje, from Chukle Gongma nomadic area in Cha Ruwa, Ngaba set fire to himself in the same street as Kirti monk Tapey, who was the first Tibetan in Tibet to self-immolate five years ago this month in February 2009.