In Azerbaijan, a war veteran’s suicide sparks public outcry

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Image by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash. Free to use under the Unsplash License Elvin Jafarov, 35, a father of two children, set himself on fire outside the executive authorities building in Sabirabad district of Azerbaijan on July 10. Jafarov was a decorated second Karabakh war veteran who returned from war and was diagnosed with a contusion. Upon his return, Jafarov was assigned a government pension, but two months ago, it was canceled with no explanation. He tried to get in touch with the local authorities but got no response. The war veteran died from his burns two days later at a hospital in…

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