5 May 2016

Somali refugee remains critical after self-immolation

4:33 pm on 5 May 2016
Somali refugee Hodan Yasin who set herself on fire on Nauru

Somali refugee Hodan Yasin who set herself on fire on Nauru Photo: Facebook Refugee Action Coalition

A Somali refugee who set herself on fire in Nauru earlier this week remains in a critical condition in an Australian Hospital.

21 year old Hodan Yasin was the second refugee in less than a week to self-immolate on the island.

She was transferred to Brisbane on Tuesday morning after suffering critical injuries from self-inflicted burns a day earlier.

A Department of Immigration and Border Force Protection spokesperson said there had been no change in the condition of the refugee.

Last week, an Iranian man Omid Masoumali also set himself alight on Nauru before dying in Royal Brisbane Hospital on Friday.

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