Damchoe Sangpo
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Name: Damchoe Sangpo
Age: 38
Date/place of protest: 17 February 2012, Themchen
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Damchoe Sangpo, a monastic official, set himself on fire in protest against China's patriotic education system in Tibet. He died from his injuries.


38-yer old Damchoe Sangpo,  a member of Bongthak monastery’s Democratic Management Committee, set himself on fire and died. His protest has been linked to objections he had to a rigorous “patriotic education” campaign at his monastery as well as the banning of monks being able to mark a religious ceremony.

Damchoe Sangpo was a monastic official in the government-established body that runs the monastery.

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Tibetans gather in Dzamthang for vigil after self-immolation: Lhasa crackdown deepens in buildup to Tibetan New Year – International Campaign for Tibet