Norchuk

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Date: 6 March 2015
Name: Norchuk
Age: 40s
Place of protest: Ngaba
Current status: Deceased
Overview: Norchuk died in Tibet on Friday 6 March after setting herself alight near her home village in Ngaba County.

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Norchuk died in Tibet on Friday 6 March after setting herself alight near her home village in Ngaba County.

From a nomadic family, she had recently taken a vow to be a pure vegetarian. Tibetans consider pure vegetarians to be people of great virtue. Authorities cremated her body – as is common practice after self-immolations – preventing her family and community from carrying out traditional funeral ceremonies.