Chinese authorities arrested Rinchen Samdup from Kham Kardze on charges of the security breach.
According to a source, he was arrested from Kardze while he was having a gathering with his friends. The only information the authorities gave to his family members was that he was arrested on charges of a national security breach.
The information about his arrest was uncovered only after three months, and his whereabouts are still unknown amidst his mother’s deteriorating health. The Chinese authorities successfully kept his arrest secret from the outside with their strict surveillance and censorship systems.
The information about self-immolation took place in 2015 by Shurmo, a 26-year-old man came to light in 2021, after solid five years.
Therefore, the Chinese government uses the censorship technique nationwide but tends to be stricter and more pervasive in the occupied Tibet and Xinjiang regions.