Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton speaks to the media in Sydney, Friday, April 29, 2016.
Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton speaks to the media in Sydney, Friday, April 29, 2016. AAP Image - Joel Carrett

Iranian refugee who set himself on fire has died in Brisbane

AN Iranian refugee who set himself on fire at the Nauru detention centre has died in a Brisbane hospital, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed.

The 23-year-old Iranian was airlifted to Brisbane yesterday with third-degree burns to most of his torso.

In a statement, Mr Dutton said that "appropriate support" was being provided to his wife and friends of the man, known as Omid.

"The man was taken to Republic of Nauru Hospital for medical treatment by the Nauruan authorities," he said.

"He was then transferred to Australia by air ambulance for medical treatment."

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