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Refugee sets herself alight at Australia’s Nauru camp

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A man carries a placard during a candle light-vigil for an Iranian refugee, who died after setting himself on fire, in Sydney on April 30, 2016. Saeed Khan/AFP

Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the incident happened May 2, and the behavior of those detained on the small island – where Australia sends asylum-seekers arriving by boat – was intensifying

CANBERRA, Australia (May 3, 2016) — A refugee who set herself on fire on the Pacific island of Nauru after being sent there by Australia was in a critical condition Tuesday, May 3, just days after an Iranian man died in a similar act of self-harm. Continue reading Refugee sets herself alight at Australia’s Nauru camp