A Baker Committed Self-Immolation in Ardabil and Died

Posted on: 5th March, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – A baker committed self-immolation in front of the General Office of Industry, Mines and Trades in Ardabil province. He was transferred to a hospital in Tabriz with 90% burns and lost his life despite medical treatment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), based on rumors, the Department of Flour and Bread in Ardabil had refused to give flour to this baker, due to his previous debts, and accordingly the baker committed self-immolation as an objection, in front of the Department of Industry, Mine and Trade.

According to the latest information, this baker was transferred for treatment to Tabriz, but eventually lost his life in the hospital on January 14.

It is said that, a number of Commerce Department’s staff had taken photos and recorded some videos from this incident, however, security forces confiscated their mobile phones and the pictures were removed from phones. Also the officers present at the scene threatened the people not to publish any news about the incident.