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NCRI, August 14, 2008

Iran Forcing out Afghan Refugees

NCRI – Afghan refugees and their families are forced to leave Iran, the state-run daily Jam-e Jam reported on Wednesday.

"In the third phase of the plan to deport illegal aliens, the [Iranian regime] is bulldozing their slums in the outskirts of southern city of Shiraz," Jam- e jam added.

Iranian police force Afghan refugees to leave

Iranian police bulldozing houses of Afghans in Shiraz
The Iranian regime is bulldozing slums of poor Afghan refugees in Shiraz.

Ali Gholami, Shiraz governor said that city council will deal swiftly with those providing shelter to Afghan refugees.

"They are illegal aliens and must live Iran immediately," Gholami added.

In a statement on June 26, 2006, the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran) Secretariat said, "The commander of the State Security Forces (SSF) in Tehran province, Brig. Gen. Reza Zarei, unveiled a plan to 'deport 200,000 illegal aliens' and added that 'the marriage of these people to Iranian women and their children with no identification papers' were a problem for the regime." He reiterated that "65,000 people in Tehran province alone have to be deported from the country in a short period of time.

"Zarei was referring to Afghan and Iraqi refugees who had married Iranian women. For more than a quarter of a century, the mullahs' regime had taken advantage of Afghan and Iraqi refugees to export fundamentalism and terrorism. Their children are presently deprived of citizenship, education, and heath insurance. The refugees are currently being forced to leave Iran with their families."

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