Name: Norchuk

Her Slogans: Unreported

Age: Late forties

Sex: Female


Date of self-immolation: March 5, 2015
location: A village in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba), the Tibetan area of Amdo

Current whereabouts/wellbeing: Deceased

Norshuk-150 A 40-year old Tibetan woman set herself on fire and died in a village in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) on the night of March 5, in the first self-immolation in Tibet this year.

Norchuk was from Dowa village in the Trotsik area of Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) county, Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan (in the Tibetan area of Amdo). Unusually, her body was not taken by the authorities but local people cremated her remains the next morning in order to pay their respects.