<m2m-eng> Kambiz died on Dam square

Jo van der Spek M2M jo at xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 10 22:50:50 CEST 2011

Kambiz Roustayi a 36 year old Iranian citizen set himself on fire on the 
steps of the National Monument for the victims of World War II on the Dam 
Square in Amsterdam last wednesday April 6. He died one day later in the 
hospital because of the wounds of his self-immolation. Kambiz Roustayi was a 
non-recognized political refugee, who had recently been refused again legal 
status in the Netherlands. In the last days small ceremonies were held by 
migration and refugee organizations on the spot where he performed his 
desperate deed. Bystanders rushed to the man and tried to extinguish the 
flames by beating their coats on the violent flames. On May fourth there 
will be once again the commemoration of those who fell in The War with all 
the state pomp that goes with it. The ashes of this Iranian will have been 
swept away, but a stain on the national Dutch conscience will remain. 

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