Tibetan nun self-immolates in Kham, Bathang

Drolma, a Tibetan nun from Chisung village in Bathang, self-immolated to highlight Tibetan opposition to Chinese rule in Tibetan-populated areas. Learn more about Tibetan resistance at: www.standupfortibet.org


  1. "She set fire to herself at about 3 p.m. while circumambulating the Bachoede monastery in Bathang," MP Kalsang Gyaltsen told RFA's Tibetan Service, citing contacts in his native county. "The Tibetans who were at the scene intervened and put out the fire, and sent her to the hospital." (RFA)
  2. "Dolma belonged to the well known Thonglaka Tsang family in Bathang, with three rinpoches in the family. The Thonglaka Tsang family are well known for their involvment in fighting against the Chinese invasion. Various family members have been either killed or imprisoned, including Dolma's father." (Free Tibet)