HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Ghanbari, a member of Ahl-e Haqq, set himself on fire in front of the Islamic Parliament on Saturday morning to protest against the government’s failure to address the grievances of this religious minority. Ghanbari suffered severe burns and was immediately taken to the hospital by the parliament’s security personnel. Finally, he succumbed to his injuries and died at Tehran’s Shahid Motahari Hospital in late afternoon.
HRANA News Agency – Two followers of Ahl-e Haqq in Kurdistan set themselves on fire in protest to the persecution of another member of this group. Ahl-e Haqq is a religious minority whose members are mostly ethnic Kurds.