Civil Society Worried About Afghan Refugees

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Civil society activists on Wednesday voiced concerns about the treatment of Afghan refugees in Europe and Australia, calling on the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoRR) to do more to support them and ensure they are not wrongfully deported by foreign host governments.

Afghans have sought asylum in neighboring South Asian countries as well as more distant nations for decades, looking to flee the Soviet Invasion, civil war violence in the 1990s, the Taliban regime and more recently conflict sparked by the U.S-led invasion in 2001.

According to civil society activists, many of the Afghan refugees have recently faced progressively less hospitable environments in their destination countries. Cases of flagrant human rights abuses were cited.

“Based on our information, some refugees have been deported to Afghanistan and some others were sedated and then brought back to Afghanistan unconsciously,” claimed civil society activist Zahra Sepahr. “So they have been clearly mistreated…

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