Syrian Refugee Sets Himself Ablaze in Chios (video)

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Last Update: 22:02

A Syrian refugee set himself ablaze shortly after 2 p.m. at the Vial refugee camp in Chios, in protest of being held on the Greek island with no examination of the asylum request he has submitted.

The 29-year-old refugee is in hospital after being treated for serious burns he suffered throughout 85% of his body; his transfer to Athens is necessary to better treat his wounds.A policeman who came to the young man’s aid is also in hospital being treated for burns

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