Father of Seven Nei Kyab – 145th Tibetan to Self-Immolate in Tibet


Nei Kyab

A Tibetan man burned himself to death in Ngaba,Tibet on Wednesday in the second self-immolation protest this month against China’s occupation and ruling policies over Tibetans.

Nei Kyab, believed to be in his 50s, set himself ablaze on April 15 in the courtyard of his home near a shrine. Kyab had set out offerings on an altar with photos of exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, Tibetan Buddhism’s second-highest ranking spiritual leader.

RFA’s source said, “He had received [religious]recognition for his vow not to harm others in personal disputes—a vow that he took in honor of all those who have sacrificed themselves in self-immolation protests for the cause of Tibetan freedom.” Kyab also had a brother-in-law, Dargye, who was one of two men who self-immolated in a similar protest in Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa in May 2012, he said.


Altar at the scene of Nei Kyab’s self-immolation

Nei kyab’s self-immolation occurred just one week after a Tibetan nun in her forties called Yeshi Kandro set fire to herself on April 8.

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