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A weapon of the powerless



CZECHOSLOVAKIA On January 16, 1969, student Jan Palach, 20, set himself alight in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet occupation of his country. Around 30 similar cases followed USSR In November 1983, a Russian set himself on fire in Moscow's Red Square in protest against the Soviet regime SOUTH KOREA On April 26, 1991, two South Korean students died after setting themselves on fire to protest what they called a military dictatorship

Incidents of self-immolation are on the rise.
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