• 105_Rinchen
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Name: RInchen
Age: 17
Date/place of protest: Dzoege
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Rinchen set himself on fire alongside his friend Sonam Dhargye


Rinchen, 17 and Sonam Dhargye, 18, set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese government. Rinchen and Sonam both went primary school in Kyangtsa township. Rinchen had been working away from home and returned for the Tibetan New Year (Losar) holiday.

It is reported that the families were able to take their bodies for Tibetan rites of passage.