Monday, November 21, 2005

A worker from Esfahan self-immolates in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
AFTAB, the regime-run site reports that Qolam-Hossein Qorbaani, a worker from Esfahan who was among the protestors gathered in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly in Tehran self-immolated on Thursday, Nov. 17th. He arrived in Tehran from Esfahan and joined the protestors on October 21st; his complaints and requests to speak with Kamran, the representative from Esfahan had been ignored day after day.

Qorbaani who had serious financial problems, set himself on fire in front of Kamran’s office; one of Kamran’s employee however came to his rescue. Qorbaani was rushed to the hospital with 80% burns all over his body. He is not expected to survive.