In the AZC Utrecht an Iragi refugee, Ahmed, has put himself on fire on the 4th of March at 9:20 am. The fire brigade arrived ot the location and the man was taken to the hospital. His room in the AZC was destroyed by the fire.
Ahmed's asylum process has been closed and he has been informed by the DT&V (Dienst terugkeer en vertrek) that he has to return back to Iraq. The situation of Ahmed is still unknown.
As a response to this event, a group of refugees and their supporters held a demonstration in Utrecht on the 5th of March. The demonstration proceeded from the AZC Utrecht towards the town centre, stopping infront of the IND (immigratie en naturalisetia dienst).