Friday, August 15, 2008

Bulldozing Afghans Homes in Iran

Afghans' homes destroyed by Bulldozers in Shiraz, a central city in Fars province of Iran On August 13 2008 and afghans got arrested by authorities. Later Afghans will be escort back to the border to Afghanistan.

This is part of a new series of aggressive operation against Afghans in Iran. In this policy authorities will forcefully escort most of Afghans to Afghanistan.

If you look at the photos you would notice that in fact Afghans live in shacks, and they don't have access to clean water and basic health services. I should mention that most Iranians don't have access to basic health services too and also Iranian people are fed up with Afghans who do crimes and sell drugs. In fact Iranian people are rejecting illegal Afghans.

According to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Iran hosts about 900,000 legally registered Afghan refugees and more than 1.5 million Afghans without a legal status. Most of these Afghans came to Iran in the early 80's during the war with the USSR and then later during Taliban government from 1996 until 2001.

Although International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) assisting the government of President Hamid Karzai in establishing the writ of law but Afghanistan is not an stable country yet specially economically. I should add Afghanistan law has many flaws and abusive due to practicing Islamic law and Sharia law.

Photos from Jame Jam


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