Mauritania: Diplomat Sets Himself Alight →
A few minutes before Iftar (the time Muslims break their fast in Ramadan), Hassan Ould Abba [ar], a Mauritanian diplomat who used to work as an advisor at the Mauritanian Embassy in Kuwait, set himself alight [ar] in the district of Ksar, North of the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott. An ambulance rushed to rescue him, but he passed away upon arrival at hospital.
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first self-immolation suicide case in Mauritania. Two years ago, following Bouazizi’s self immolation, Yacoub Ould Dahoud [ar], a Mauritanian citizen, set himself on fire in protest at injustices, after leaving a message on his blog criticizing the situation in Mauritania.
Media sources reported that the diplomat was upset because the Mauritanian regime banned him from traveling to his workplace, and replaced [ar] him with another diplomat who does not hold any degree, or qualification. However, other sources, reported the diplomat’s family said that he had been going through serious psychological troubles [ar].
This post has 6 notes.
- wapeii reblogged this from roxygen
- itsmekeeks likes this
- madametoutnnoire likes this
- mademoisellealiyah likes this