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Islam and Human Rights (26 Jun 2008 NewAgeIslam.Com)



Iran deports 490,000 Afghans

 

KABUL—About 490,000 Afghans have been deported from Iran over the past 18 months, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and afghan Ministry of Refugees and Returnees (MoRR) told IRIN. “One hundred and forty thousand undocumented Afghans have been deported so far in 2008, and some 350,000 were deported in 2007,” said Salvatore Lombardo, the UNHCR representative in Afghanistan, adding that most of the deportees were “single males” who had gone to Iran in search of work. Abdul Qadir Zazai, chief adviser to the MoRR in Kabul, told IRIN Tehran was continuing to deport Afghans who are not refugees.

Source: Daily Mail News, Pakistan

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islam-and-human-rights/iran-deports-490,000-afghans/d/158

 




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