Iranian Refugee Dies After Setting Himself on Fire on Nauru

April 29, 2016 5:22 AM

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An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire at Australia's immigration detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru has died of his injuries.

The 23-year-old man set himself alight on Wednesday in an apparent protest over Australia's strict asylum seeker policies. Australia's immigration department said he died in an Australian hospital on Friday after being airlifted there for treatment.

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