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Afghan Deportees from Iran Increase 50%: Herat Officials

Local officials in Herat said the process of deporting Afghan migrants from Iran has increased by 50% in recent days.

The head of the Refugees and Repatriation department of Herat announced that at least 3,000 Afghan migrants are deported daily by the government of Iran and return to the country through the Islam Qala border.

Abdullah Qayoumi, head of the refugee's department at the Islam Qala port in Herat, said: "Beating, torture, and extortion of migrants in camps and municipalities in Iran are things that everyone is aware of."

According to the officials, the deportation of Afghans with visas by the Iranian police is a challenge that has been increasing in recent months.

"Some days the number of deportees is high; even 10 to 15 people with visas are deported from Iran, and some days it is such that a person has gone to Iran for four days and then has been deported," said Hazratullah Zaeem Agha, commissioner of the Islam Qala port in Herat.

A number of deported migrants, criticizing the mistreatment by Iranian police, said that the police and municipality of this country forcibly take their money under various pretexts.

Meanwhile, the Iranian consulate in Herat repeatedly denied the mistreatment of Afghan migrants by its police.

"They [Iranian forces] took money from us, in every checkpoint till Sang-e Sefid, and until here [Herat] we were bribing them," said Mohammad Akbar, one of the deportees.

"Until you come here, you will lose lots of money. They take all your money, meaning you have worked for months," said Mir Aqa, another deportee from Iran.

Most of the deported migrants had illegally entered Iran to find work in this country.

Afghan Deportees from Iran Increase 50%: Herat Officials

According to the officials, the deportation of Afghans with visas by the Iranian police is a challenge that has been increasing in recent months.

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Local officials in Herat said the process of deporting Afghan migrants from Iran has increased by 50% in recent days.

The head of the Refugees and Repatriation department of Herat announced that at least 3,000 Afghan migrants are deported daily by the government of Iran and return to the country through the Islam Qala border.

Abdullah Qayoumi, head of the refugee's department at the Islam Qala port in Herat, said: "Beating, torture, and extortion of migrants in camps and municipalities in Iran are things that everyone is aware of."

According to the officials, the deportation of Afghans with visas by the Iranian police is a challenge that has been increasing in recent months.

"Some days the number of deportees is high; even 10 to 15 people with visas are deported from Iran, and some days it is such that a person has gone to Iran for four days and then has been deported," said Hazratullah Zaeem Agha, commissioner of the Islam Qala port in Herat.

A number of deported migrants, criticizing the mistreatment by Iranian police, said that the police and municipality of this country forcibly take their money under various pretexts.

Meanwhile, the Iranian consulate in Herat repeatedly denied the mistreatment of Afghan migrants by its police.

"They [Iranian forces] took money from us, in every checkpoint till Sang-e Sefid, and until here [Herat] we were bribing them," said Mohammad Akbar, one of the deportees.

"Until you come here, you will lose lots of money. They take all your money, meaning you have worked for months," said Mir Aqa, another deportee from Iran.

Most of the deported migrants had illegally entered Iran to find work in this country.

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