Friday, November 25, 2005

Distressing statistics of self-immolation from Luristan

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
AFTAB, the regime-run site, based on distressing statistics compiled by the medical school of Luristan, reported that in the last year 300 cases of self-immolation has occurred in this province; the number of such cases has doubled from 107 in 2002 to 300, this year. The director of the medical school said that self-immolation has turned into a painful social catastrophe and dilemma in this specific province.