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Man sets himself alight after asylum bid rejected

National News // July 21, 2020

A man is being treated in hospital after setting himself alight in front of the Federal Palace in Bern yesterday afternoon. 

Unsplash Man sets himself alight after asylum bid rejected

There was a rally against asylum policy outside the building at the time.

The victim is said to be an Iranian national who has had his asylum bid rejected and faces deportation. 

Police say the man’s injuries are not life threatening. 

 

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