Tenzin Phuntsok
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Name: Tenzin Phuntsok
Age: Forties
Date/place of protest: 1 December 2011, Chamdo (TAR)
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Tenzin Phuntsok was the first person to stage a self-immolation protest inside the Tibetan Autonomous Region.


Tenzin Phuntsok set himself on fire in Chamdo and was the first such protest to take place in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Tenzin Phuntsok was a former monk and he was since married with two sons and a daughter.

Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy reported that Tenzin Phuntsog died at Chamdo Hospital on 6 December 2011.

Read more:

First self-immolation in Tibet Autonomous Region; former monk sets himself on fire (1 December 2011) – International Campaign for Tibet