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An Albanian man became the second human torch this week in the escalating row over compensation between the government and victims of the Communist regime.
Lirak Bejko, 47, was taken to hospital with severe burns after he set himself on fire in a bid to get the government to speed up payouts to ex-political prisoners.
Television footage broadcast across Albania show Mr Bejko pouring petrol over his body and setting himself on fire before policemen intervene.
Protest: Former political prisoner Lirak Bejko, becomes a human torch in the Albanian capital of Tirana
Gjergj Ndreca, 53, who set himself on fire Monday, is now in stable condition whilst Mr Bejko’s situation remains critical.
The pair are part of a group of 20 men demanding that the govern
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