Iran draws flak for exhibiting detained Afghan migrants in cages

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 10 : Hurt by the way the Afghan migrants were exhibited in cages in Shiraz city, the Afghan government has slammed Iran for the act, saying it goes against the principles of human rights.

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations in a statement said that the Afghan migrants were put on display inside cages along with several other illegitimate items confiscated by Shiraz police, reports the Khaama Press.

The ministry was undoubtedly against the principles of human rights, and a violation of the 1951 and 1967 Conventions on Refugees Rights as well as against the bilateral agreement between the two nations on treatment of refugees.

The statement added that that the Iranian government must take immediate steps to investigate the brutal act.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has also been urged to follow the issue through diplomatic channels.

Source: ANI