Frud Bezhan Shapoor Saber Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 24, 2020 Celebrated Afghan scholar Najib Mayel Heravi has lived in neighboring Iran for nearly 50 years, penning scores of acclaimed books and other treatises on ancient Persian manuscripts, literature, and Islamic mysticism. The 68-year-old native of Herat in western Afghanistan has an Iranian wife, and
Tolo News: Abbas Mousavi, the spokesman for Iran’s foreign minister, in a press conference on Monday said that the ministry has warned Ghafoor Lewal, the Afghan ambassador in Tehran, about the recent protest near the Iranian embassy in Kabul over the deaths of Afghan migrants in Iran. The protesters called on international organizations to probe
Tolo News: Public outcry in Afghanistan is growing over an incident in Iran in which three Afghan nationals were burned to death after their vehicle crashed into a guardrail in Yazd province after being reportedly shot at by Iranian police. Afghan activists started a hashtag “bring me some water I am dying,” and called on
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 6, 2020 Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry says that authorities in Iran’s Yazd Province have accepted that their police forces shot a vehicle carrying Afghan migrants earlier this week, killing three people. The ministry said on June 6 that four others were wounded as the vehicle caught fire after it was shot.
1TV: A leading Afghan human rights group confirmed on Thursday that Iranian guards beat, tortured and drowned Afghan migrants at the border earlier this month. In a report, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said that a total of 46 migrants crossed the river flowing at the border between the two countries by boat and with
Tolo News: A probe team led by Iran’s deputy Foreign Minister Mohsin Baharwand on Tuesday met with Haneef Atmar, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister, and the two sides discussed issues around the investigation of the border incident, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs [MoFA] said in a statement. “Mr. Mohsin Baharwand expressed his deep sorrow over
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, citing the death of Afghan nationals on the border between Afghanistan and Iran, claimed that the migrants were “tortured” by Iranian border forces and were forced to cross the Harirod River and return to their country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the investigation of
Tolo News: The bodies of 2 more Afghan migrants who were allegedly drowned by Iranian border police earlier this month were found in Harirod River, members of a task team investigating an alleged drowning by the Iranian border police said on Thursday. Iran has previously agreed to cooperate with a probe of the allegation. According
By Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News | May 13, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Nearly 2.5 million Afghans live in Pakistan as either registered or undocumented refugees. Their lives have been upended by the coronavirus lockdown, but they seem to be getting little attention. This Afghan refugee settlement in Islamabad doesn’t have electricity or other basic facilities. Most people here
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has tasked a 10-member team to probe reports of the drowning of dozens of Afghan migrants by Iranian border security forces earlier this week. Mohammad Hamid Tahmasbi will lead the probe team, said Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman to Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. Click here to read more (external link).