Name: Tashi Kyi
Father’s Name: (Late)
Mother’s Name: –
Affiliation: Ngura village, Sankhog Township in Sangchu County, Ganlho Tibet Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Gansu Province)
Location of incident: Ngura village, Sankhog Township in Sangchu County, Ganlho Tibet Autonomous Prefecture (Incorporated into China’s Gansu province)
Date of Self-immolation: 2015-08-27
Info: Tibetan mother of four in her mid-fifties who set herself on fire on August 27 and died, apparently as a protest against China’s policies of relocation and demolition of housing. Tashi Kyi, described as a “generous Buddhist” who was “devoted to her family”, was a relative of a prominent monk who escaped into exile after a bold protest in 2008. Although local Tibetans attempted to save her life by extinguishing the blaze, Tashi Kyi died hours after setting herself on fire in her housing compound, a nomad settlement site in Sangkok township, Sangchu in Ganlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. Her body was taken away by the authorities.