Neykyab

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Date: 16 April 2015
Name: Neykyab
Age: 40s or 50s
Place of protest: Ngaba
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Neykyab, a Tibetan man in his forties or fifties, set light to himself on 16 April 2015 in Ngaba, eastern Tibet, and has died.

Information

Neykyab, a Tibetan man in his forties or fifties, set light to himself on 16 April 2015 in Ngaba, eastern Tibet, and has died.

Radio Free Asia reported a source as saying: “He was protesting against Chinese policies in Tibet. His body was taken away by police.” Another source told RFA: “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” the source said.” (RFA report, April 16, 2015). One report said that Neykyab was the brother-in-law of another Tibetan from Ngaba, Dargye, who set fire to himself in Lhasa on May 27, 2012.