Refugee dies after setting himself on fire

September 17, 2015
Yongah Hill prison — a death camp for asylum seekers.

An Afghan refugee who set himself on fire in a Western Australian detention centre has died.

The man, Ali Jafarri who was believed to be in his late 30s, had burns to 90% of his body after the incident at the Yongah Hill detention centre.

According to the ABC, detainees and Serco guards found Jafarri barely alive in his room. He is believed to have wrapped himself in a sheet before dousing himself with accelerant and setting himself on fire. Two guards who helped him were also injured.

Jafarri was granted refugee status but had his permanent protection visa cancelled after being convicted of six counts of an indecent act with a child. He was in indefinite immigration detention because he could not be deported to Afghanistan as he had been recognised as a refugee.

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