Full details of the circumstances of Kunchok Wangmo’s protest and death are not known.
Shortly afterwards Kunchok Wangmo’s husband, 32-year old Dolma Kyab, was sentenced to death for ‘killing his wife and burning her body to make it look as if she had self-immolated.’ Full details of the circumstances of Kunchok Wangmo’s death are not known. The imposition of the death penalty is rare in Tibet and there are concerns that the verdict may have been influenced by political circumstances.
See more information about sentences for individuals linked to self-immolation protests at:
Dolma Kyab | TIBETAN PRISONERS LINKED TO SELF-IMMOLATIONS – Free Tibetan Heroes