A Kurdish Woman in Salmas Dies of Self-Immolation

HRANA News Agency – Yesterday, a Kurdish woman named Tyran Mamedi Ghazl Kond committed suicide by setting herself on fire.


According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Tyran Mamedi Ghazl Kond, daughter of Majid, was married and lived in Ashnak village in Salmas County [West Azerbaijan Province].  She died of serious injuries caused by self-immolation.  It has been reported that she committed suicide because of family problems and disputes.


It must be noted that lack of social and cultural infrastructures in disadvantaged and underprivileged parts of the country brings about such tragedies, and each year, numerous cases of suicide and self-immolation especially amongst women are reported from these regions.