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Lhasa: Chinese authorities have placed the city of Lhasa in Tibet under lockdown after Tibetan singer Tsewang Norbu died from severe burns.

Tsewang Norbu died at the People’s Hospital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, on the first weekend of March 2022, the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) informed reliable sources, reported. the ANI.

Judging by current security measures to conceal his death and past state practices towards Tibetan political activists, it is likely that his body was not returned to his family and was secretly cremated. , reported the Indian news agency.

The Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) said it was informed by credible sources that Tsewang Norbu, 25, a famous Tibetan singer died by self-immolation on February 25 this year in protest against the Chinese government crackdown on Potala Palace Square in Lhasa. , Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the Tibetan province of U-Tsang.

File image of Tsewang Norbu from Twitter

A Tibetan inside Tibet confirmed to the organization that as soon as Norbu set himself on fire, Chinese security agents intervened and took him away. He died a few days later.

Sources familiar with the deceased told TCHRD that the current circumstances of extreme government surveillance and censorship make it difficult to obtain hard evidence such as photos or footage of the self-immolation or the ability for any witness to manifest.

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