Syrian refugee self immolates over his stay in Chios, delays in asylum request

A Syrian refugee suffered serious burns on Thursday after setting himself on fire to protest his extended stay at the VIAL reception and identification camp in Chios and the delays in the examination of his asylum request.

According to sources from the “Skulitsio” hospital” in Chios, the man is expected to be transferred to Athens to receive proper treatment for his burns, said to cover about 90 percent of his body. A policeman who tried to save the Syrian was also transferred to hospital with burns on his hands and face.