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BBC News, May 6, 2010

Afghans demonstrate against Iranian ‘ill-treatment’

However, between 4,000 and 5,000 Afghans were in Iranian jails, he confirmed

Anti-Iranian regime protest in Kabul

Anti-Iranian regime protest in Kabul

Anti-Iranian regime protest in Kabul

Protest against Iranian regime
Protest in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul. (Photos from http://www.facebook.com/LoveAfghanistan)

Hundreds of Afghans have demonstrated against alleged ill-treatment and executions of a number Afghan refugees by the Iranian authorities.

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Their protest follows a recent visit by a delegation of Afghan MPs to Iran to assess the plight of one million Afghans who live in the country.

Several thousand have been arrested by the Iranian authorities and hundreds are reported to be on death row.

Some MPs say more than 50 Afghans have been executed by Iran in recent weeks.

But Afghan foreign ministry spokesman Zaher Faqiri said on Thursday that only six Afghans had been executed in Iran. However, between 4,000 and 5,000 Afghans were in Iranian jails, he confirmed.

The treatment of Afghans in Iran has caused much concern in their home country, correspondents say.

A similar demonstration was held last week.

Iran received millions of refugees during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the later civil war. In recent years it has been deporting some of them back to Afghanistan.

Tehran opposed the Taliban regime toppled by the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. It has since experienced a rise in drug use as easily-available heroin from Afghanistan flows across the border.


Afghans protest against Afghans killed by Iran
Afghans beat burning posters of Iranian leaders outside the Iranian Embassy during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, May 6, 2010. Several hundred protesters took part in the rally denouncing last month's public execution of Afghans who were arrested in Iran for allegedly dealing with narcotics. (Photo: AP)

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Placard carried by a woman in protest in Kabul on May 6, 2010: "Afghan and Iranian people will get the cost of executed people from criminal clerical regime of Iran" (Photo: AP)

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