Name: Phagmo Samdrup
Statues: Lay person
Date of Self-immolation: 9:30pm (local time) February 05, 2014
Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased
05th February 2014 Phagmo Samdrup, a 27-year-old Tibetan set himself on fire at Tsekhog around 9:30 in an apparent protest against the repressive policies of the Chinese government. It was the first Tibetan self-immolation protest of 2014.
Phagmo Samdrup was a Tibetan tantric practitioner. He is married with two kids. His mother’s name is Drugmo
Chinese police arrived at the immolation site and took his body away. His current whereabouts and condition remain unknown at the moment.
Chinese authorities deployed massive security forces in the wee hours of the night, tightening security and restricting the movement of Tibetans around Tsekhog and nearby Rebgong country, where several self-immolations have taken place earlier.
All communication lines in the area were reportedly disconnected after the self- immolation, in an attempt to prevent reports of the self-immolation reaching the media.