We obtained a photograph of the remains of Tibetan martyr, Sopa Tulku who self immolated on Sunday January 8, 2012. It is a disturbing image, yet though emotionally painful to see is a reminder of the reality of Tibet’ situation and more importantly of the enduring spirit of Tibet’s people who resist China’s tyranny, determined to regain their nation’s independence. That was the cause that Sopa offered his life for, we respect his sacrfice,courage and self-less devotion to Tibet’s national freedom.
Anyone wishing to see this image may do so here be warned content is graphic, others may wish to read his political testimony below:
“I am self-immolating to commemorate the Tibetans who have self-immolated since 2009; for our national freedom and religious freedom, for liberty and freedom of speech. I am not self-immolating for my personal interests . but Tibetan people need to live a long life for Dalai Lama. Tibetan people need to unity, work hard for the future of Tibet. Don’t lose hope, there will be a happy day.” January 8,2012