Human Rights Violations Causes Boy to Commit Suicide in Tibet
Thursday, 30 October 2008, 6:14 p.m.
Dharamshala: A reliable source told the Tibetan Solidarity Committee that a Tibetan boy from Yulung town in Chentsa in Amdo, Tibet, left a note before killing himself to show to the world community that Tibetans are deprived of freedom and basic human rights.
Lhundrub, aged 17, studying in the intermediate school in Chentsa district committed suicide by jumping from the roof of the three-storeyed building at around 4 p.m. on 18 October. The Chinese authorities have imposed strict surveillance on the school, according to the source.
The source said the boy left a suicide note addressed to his parents, teachers and fellow students, saying that he was killing himself not for personal reasons but to prove that Tibetans are deprived of basic human rights in their homeland.
He expressed his hope that Tibetans would consistently struggle for the freedom of the Tibetan people. To his teachers and schoolmates, he said they should work hard for the preservation of Tibetan identity and language.
The source said he was a very well-mannered and one of the best students.