Name: Sonam Tobgyal
Father’s Name: –
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Kyegudo, Yulshul Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Qinghai Province)
Location of incidents: Gesar Square, Kyegudo in Yulshul Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Qinghai Province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2015-07-09
Info: A Tibetan monk in his late twenties, Sonam Topgyal, set fire to himself in the main square of Kyegudo (Yushu) yesterday (July 9), in an atmosphere of heightened security imposed around the period of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday on July 6. According Tibetan exile sources, Sonam Topgyal was taken away by armed police while still alive and is believed to be in hospital, although his whereabouts and welfare is not known.