Young man self-immolates in front of UN office in Hewler

A young man from East Kurdistan set his body on fire in front of the UN office in Hewler, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, to protest the poor living conditions.

Two young men carried out an action in front of the UN representation in Hewler (Erbil) in protest at poor living conditions.

The two warned that if their demands are not met, they will immolate themselves. Yet, nobody came to talk to them as they kept waiting.

One of the two young men set his body on fire before the journalists who were covering the protest.

While no one interfered with the young man from East Kurdistan, he was taken to hospital with the help of his friend.

No information could be obtained about the situation of the young person who has been placed under observation at the hospital.