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Iran pledges to share drowning report findings with Kabul

Afghan job seekers queue for a work visa outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul. Undated. (UNHCR) May 28, 2020 Tehran has finally agreed to share the findings of a probe into the alleged drowning of 46 Afghan migrants by Iranian border guards earlier this month, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed on Wednesday. [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iran team to probe Afghan torture claims

Afghan National Army (ANA) keep watch at a check post in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 24, 2017. (REUTERS) May 21, 2020 Tehran will set up a team to investigate an incident in which Iranian guards were alleged to have been responsible for the drowning of a group of illegal Afghan migrants earlier this month, [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|Afghanistan|

The bloody border between Iran and Pakistan

Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa meets Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, in Tehran on Nov. 18. (ISPR) By Rasul Bakhsh Rais May 20, 2020 On May 7, six soldiers including an officer of the Frontier Constabulary were killed by an improvised explosive device planted along the Buledia area [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Iranian-founded Afghan Shia militia celebrates 7th anniversary in Aleppo

The IRGC-sponsored militia primarily recruits from the Hazara population of Afghanistan and Iran. (SMO) By Caleb Weiss and Joe Truzman May 14, 2020 Liwa Fatemiyoun, an important Iranian-backed proxy fighting in Syria, has released a series of photographs showing its fighters in Aleppo celebrating the seventh anniversary of the group’s founding. In the series [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Afghanistan, Syria|

Hundreds protest Afghan migrant drownings at Iran border

Afghan men wearing clothes spattered in blood lay down on a road as protesters shout slogans against the Iranian regime and demand justice during a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, May 7, 2020. (EPA-EFE) May 12, 2020 Hundreds of people protested outside the Iranian consulate in western Afghanistan Monday over the [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghanistan says 17 bodies of migrants drowned by Iran border guards found

Afghan men wearing clothes spattered in blood lay down on a road as protesters shout slogans against the Iranian regime and demand justice during a protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, May 7, 2020. (EPA-EFE) May 8, 2020 Afghan authorities said on Thursday they had recovered 12 more bodies of migrants who [...]

By |May 8th, 2020|Afghanistan|

HRW calls for investigation into ‘shocking’ allegation of Iran border guards drowning Afghans

Afghan officials said up to 70 migrants last week illegally crossed into Iran, where they were beaten, tortured, and then forced into a river by Iranian border guards. (IRNA) May 05, 2020 Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for a "thorough investigation" into "shocking" allegations that Iranian border guards beat and then forced [...]

By |May 5th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Probe into claims Afghan migrants forced into river by Iran guards

Afghan migrant workers enter Afghan territory after leaving Iran at Herat border November 5, 2012. (Reuters) May 4, 2020 The Afghan government said it has launched an investigation into claims that migrants attempting to enter Iran drowned after being forced into a river by Iranian border guards. Dozens of Afghans had crossed into [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghan children’s dreams of Europe while fighting for Iran in Syria

Since 2017, HRW and Amnesty International have repeatedly appealed to the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop sending Afghan children to the war in Syria. (Supplied) April 28, 2020 The expression “out of the frying pan and into the fire” is an apt description for the fate of a group of Afghan children who [...]

By |April 28th, 2020|Afghanistan, Europe, Syria|

Iran urged to compensate families of Afghan child soldiers

The IRGC has sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) April 24, 2020 Human rights activists have called on Iran to pay compensation to the families of Afghan teenagers who were killed while serving in the Liwa Fatemiyoun Brigade, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards’ [...]

By |April 24th, 2020|Afghanistan, Syria|