On Tuesday, hundreds of Afghan citizens held a protest outside the Iranian regime’s embassy in Kabul against the regime’s crimes against Afghan migrants, particularly two recent mass killings of Afghan migrants in Iran.
The demonstration in Kabul was organized by the Afghanistan Solidarity Party. Participants condemned the attack by the regime’s forces on a vehicle of Afghan migrants, which resulted in some Afghan citizens being burnt alive. A similar protest was held in Helmand province.
Reports from Iran indicate that on June 4, the Iranian regime’s forces opened fire on a car carrying Afghan migrants in Yazd, central Iran, which resulted in their car crashing and catching fire. Three Afghan migrants were killed, and others were seriously injured. The regime’s security forces left the scene immediately.
Ahmad Tarhomi Behabadi, the political deputy of Yazd’s Governor, tried to whitewash this crime by laying the blame on victims for not paying attention to the security forces’ warnings.
“The driver continued to drive on the wheel rings, and due to sparks from the rings, high speed, and flammable material, the car caught fire,” he blatantly said. While by making these remarks, Behabadi tried to portray the regime’s security forces as guardians of peace, reports from Iran confirm that over 50 Afghan migrants were arrested, viciously tortured, and drowned by the regime’s border guards in early May.
During their protests on Tuesday, Afghan citizens also condemned the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) border guards drowning of over fifty Afghan migrants in May. In Kabul, demonstrators splashed red paint on the regime’s embassy and demanded its closure with the regime’s ambassador expelled.
The Iranian regime, with it institutionalized corruption, oppression and terrorism has brought nothing but misery for the Iranian people and the people in the Middle East. Therefore, these crimes against poor migrants are in line with the regime’s crimes against the Iranian people, particularly now, amid the COVID-19 crisis, and regime’s inaction and cover–up in handling it.
Due to the severe economic situation and after decades of war and chaos, Afghan migrants go to Iran as breadwinners of their families. Yet, the mullahs’ regime kills, discriminates and disrespects poor migrants. The regime has also been recruiting Afghan migrants to fight its proxy wars, particularly the Syrian war since 2011. By granting them residency and $1500 a month, they regime has been manipulating and forcing Afghan migrants to fight for Bashar-al Assad’s regime in Syria.
In this regard, Parviz Fattah, the head of the Mostazafan (Abased) Foundation, told the state tv that Qassem Soleimani received funds from his foundation to pay 1,500 a month to the members of the regime’s Afghan proxy group Fatemiyoun in Syria.
The Iranian Resistance has condemned the regime’s crimes against migrants in Iran. The Iranian regime has brought nothing but chaos for the people of Iran and the Middle East.