Afghan migrants deported from Iran have expressed grievances of “mistreatment and physical abuse” by Iranian police during their time in the neighboring country, Amu News reported.
According to the article, several deported migrants reported being “mistreated and beaten” by Iranian authorities, with allegations of torn passports. They claimed that the Iranian government has escalated the deportation process in recent days.
“Iranians treat us very badly. They did not pay us for work. They tore up our documents that we had received,” voiced Mohammad Arif, an immigrant recently deported from Iran.
According to officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Herat, an estimated 1,500 to 3,000 migrants are deported or return from Iran daily.
“We were expelled from Iran. Iranians treat Afghans very badly and harass them a lot. They say, ‘Why did you come?’” stated Mohammad Nabi Ghulami, another immigrant expelled from Iran.
Two months ago, Iran’s foreign minister reported to Iranian media that nearly six million refugees from Afghanistan live in Iran.