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|

Some Iranian hospitals are discriminating against Afghan migrants

Emergency medical staff and nurses wearing protective suits, help while transferring a patient with coronavirus to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, in Tehran, March 30, 2020. (Reuters) By Bagher Ebrahimi April 10, 2020 When the family arrived at the hospital in Varamin near Tehran, doctors turned him away. Your son is young, they told the parents, [...]

By |April 10th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Coronavirus forces Afghans to leave Iran

Afghan officials say they fear Iran could possibly force as many as a million Afghans out of Iran. (APA) April 7, 2020 An Associated Press report says at least 200,000 Afghans living in Iran have been returning home in recent weeks because of Iran’s COVID-19 outbreak. The account says the Afghan nationals in [...]

By |April 7th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iranian newspaper flays close Khamenei associate for remarks about slain Soleimani

Parviz Fattah head of the Mostazafan Foundation speaking at a press conference after his appointment. (ISNA) April 06, 2020 An Iranian newspaper criticised a close associate of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday for disclosing that slain military commander Qassem Soleimani paid salaries to fighters of an Iranian proxy group in Syria. [...]

By |April 6th, 2020|Afghanistan, Syria|

Afghanistan reopens borders with Iran despite virus threat

Thousands of Afghan refugees re-enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, in western Herat Province, March 18, 2020. (AP) April 1, 2020 While other nations have sealed their borders with Iran to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Afghanistan said on Monday that it would keep its main [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Afghanistan|

Nearly 70,000 Afghans return home after fleeing virus hit Iran

Afghan returnees from Iran carry their backpacks as they arrive in Herat on August 4, 2018. (AFP) March 17, 2020 Nearly 70,000 Afghans have returned from virus-hit Iran in the past 20 days, an official said Monday, overwhelming health workers at border crossings and raising fears of a major outbreak in the impoverished [...]

By |March 17th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iran extraditing Afghan children who are waste pickers amid coronavirus epidemic

Four thousand children in Tehran spend their days scavenging garbage bins and dumps and 80 percent are foreigners. (MEHR) March 16, 2020 Iranian officials say government entities are trying to send back working children who live in Iran back to their countries, primarily Afghanistan, due to the coronavirus epidemic. Around three million Afghans [...]

By |March 16th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Pakistan seals borders with Afghanistan, Iran

People queue in line to receive protection packages for COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment. March 12, 2020. (AFP) March 13, 2020 Pakistan’s National Security Council (NSC) announced on Friday it will seal the country’s borders with Afghanistan and Iran for two weeks to [...]

By |March 13th, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|