Thursday, April 02, 2020 03:08


Street vendor dies from self-immolation

Younes Asakereh, the street vendor who set himself on fire in front of Khorramshahr City Hall after his vending gear was confiscated by city official and he was prevented from continuing his business, reportedly died from his injuries in Motahari Hospital in Tehran on Sunday March 22. » read more

Prisoner’s father threatens self-immolation if son not freed

Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, the father of jailed blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, has threatened to set himself on fire in front of the prosecutor's office in Tehran if the authorities refuse to release his son for necessary medical care. » read more

Street vendor ban leads frustrated man to set himself on fire

Khorramshahr City Hall has expressed regret over the news that Younes Asakereh, a street vendor who set himself on fire in front of the city offices, made headlines across the country. Asakereh reportedly had been forbidden from continuing his business following a city decision to clear out street vendors. » read more

Iranian suicide may be linked to German refugee claim

A 49-year-old Iranian man set himself on fire in Tubingen, Germany, and efforts to save him failed as he succumbed to the burns before reaching the hospital. » read more