Chagmo Kyi
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Details

Name: Chagmo Kyi
Age: Unknown
Date/place of protest: 17 November 2012, Rebkong
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Chagmo Kyi, a mother of two children, set herself on fire and died in Dolma Square, Rebkong

Information

A Tibetan mother of two, Chagmo Kyi, set herself on fire and died in Dolma Square, Rebkong.

Local lay Tibetans and monks gathered to mark Chagmo Kyi’s death despite an intense military buildup in the area following peaceful protests and other self-immolations over the past week. According to Tibetan sources hundreds of Tibetans attended her cremation, at a site normally used for the cremation of monks and lamas. They were surrounded by troops.