Thursday, April 7, 2011
A Tragedy in Amsterdam!
Kambiz Roustayi, an Iranian Asylum Seeker set himself on fire with flammable liquid on Amsterdam's Dam square on Wednesday and passed away later on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7:19pm.
Kambiz Roustayi was 36 years old, had lived in The Netherlands for 11 years and had gone through a number of attempts to win refugee status.But he had been rejected as a refugee for a second time last week, the Telegraaf quotes the immigration minister Gerd Leers' saying.
The minister said the events were 'extremely tragic' but that the man had had all possible legal help at his disposal."
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Kambiz's family and all the political refugees in the world.
A political cartoon based on this incident by Kaveh Adel