Tunisian dies after setting himself alight

2013-03-13 14:33
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Tunis - An unemployed man who set fire to himself in the Tunisian capital died in hospital on Wednesday, a development which could provoke renewed anger against the Islamist-led government.

"This young man is already dead", a medical source in Mourouj Hospital told Reuters.

Adel Kedhri, an unemployed 27-year-old, set himself on fire in the centre of Tunis on Tuesday. The act recalled the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, whose death in January 2011 led to a revolt in Tunisia that spread across the Arab world.

The economic and social problems that fuelled Tunisia's uprising have yet to be solved in a country now deeply polarised between Islamists and their opponents and still awaiting a new constitution to advance a transition from autocracy.

Kedhri's death occurred while Prime Minister-designate Ali Larayedh is seeking a confidence vote for his new Islamist-led government from the National Constituent Assembly On Wednesday.


Read more on:    ali larayedh  |  mohamed bouazizi  |  north africa  |  uprisings

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