Afghan Whispers:Refugees,War Lords and Orphanages

Several Afghan bloggers have discussed Iranian government’s decision to expel Afghan refugees to Afghanistan. Some of these refugees have lived in Iran for years. Marine Gustavson, from Parsa NGO shows in our photo.You can see more photos here.

Afghanistan's government called the consequences of sending back thousands of people to tje country disastrous. Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Spanta has asked Iran to cease the expulsions since they are exacerbating instability in Afghanistan.

Afghan refugees in trouble

Habib Peyman criticised[Fa] Ali Khamenei,Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran.The blogger says he remembers that Iran's leader criticised American behaviour regarding prisoners in Guantanamo.Then the blogger considers the Iranian government's decision to expell Afghan refugees worse than American actions at Gutanamo. He says some Afghans were picked up while they wanted to buy bread and were sent back to country.


Dialogue 3 says[Fa] the main reason for Iranian decision is that Afghan government has not permitted Iranian universities and companies to be active in Afghanistan.The blogger adds Iran wanted to sign a security agreement with Iran but Afghan government refused that. Dialogue 3 thinks Afghan government took this decision under influence of Americans.

No Amnesty for war lords

Afghan Lord is against amnesty for war lords. He says

if the US and International community want to bring peace and prosperity in Afghanistan they should implement a cleared strategy against gangs of warlords and drug traffickers. The warlords should be taken to the war criminal court in The Hague and punished.
In order to bring peace and normality to Afghanistan, the criminals should be sent to court.If the US and its alliance want to have support, they should sympathize with Afghanistan’s victims of war. If the Mujahideen (holy warriors) will not be punished, this country won’t gain peace and prosperity.

The Orphanage

In Parsa Kabul blog we read about a letter to the Deputy Minister about an orphanage:

we submit the following reports documenting the conditions at the orphanage in an effort to initiate an investigation of the conditions of the orphanages in Afghanistan and the management systems in place. We do this not to create problems but to assist in the clarification of the problems so that you and your staff can take effective action. We do not consider this a poor reflection on this ministry. All countries struggle to care for their most vulnerable people appropriately. These conditions are understandable in the current struggle to develop Afghanistan. What is not tolerable is to know about these conditions and to not investigate and address the issues so that the children under your care have the quality of life they are entitled to. We have confidence that you and this network will do so expeditiously.

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