Name: Tsewang Norbu
Father’s Name: Choegen
Mother’s Name: Sokshoe Sonam Wangmo
Affiliation: Nagchu, Tibet
Location of incident: In front of the Potala Palace in Tibet’s capital Lhasa
Date of Self-immolation: 2022-02-25
Info: Tsewang Norbu self immolated on 25 February 2022 in front of the Potala Palace in Tibet’s capital Lhasa. Lhasa is one of the most strictly monitored cities in the world with heavy police presence. Chinese police immediately came to the spot and took him away. With extreme surveillance and monitoring of the flow of information in Tibet, it has become difficult to ascertain details of his self-immolation protest. The cause of his death after the reported self-immolation protest also remains unknown at the moment. Tsewang Norbu was an up coming star whose songs gained popularity among the Tibetan community at home and abroad. The talented multi-genre artist had appeared in Chinese reality singing competitions.