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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

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