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Friday, October 22, 2004

UK: Suicide doubt over burnt refugee

from BBC News:
An open verdict has been recorded on a 29-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who died after setting himself on fire at a refugee support centre in Manchester.

Esrafeel Tajarogee suffered 80% burns after dousing himself with petrol at the Refugee Action Centre in Dale Street on 28 August 2003.
... Esrafeel Tajarogee, who arrived in the UK in 2010 and was refused asylum in December 2002, had been attending a meeting about trying to appeal against the decision [to refuse him asylum] on medical grounds.

After the meeting he went into the toilets and changed into some clothes soaked in petrol before setting himself alight in the centre's reception area.

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29 August 2003 Asylum seeker sets himself alight
3 September 2003 Burnt asylum seeker dies


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