Afghanistan launches inquiry on report Iran guards forced migrants into Harirud river
Afghanistan’s foreign ministry Salahuddin Rabbani announced the launch of an inquiry on the alleged accused against Iranian border guards of torturing and throwing Afghans migrants into the river to prevent their entry into Iran.
Kabul said an initial assessments suggested that at least 70 Afghans who were trying to enter Iran from bordering Herat province were beaten and pushed into Harirud River.
The Harirud River basin is shared by Afghanistan, Iran and Turkmenistan.
The Iranian consulate in Herat firmly denied the allegations of torture and drowning of the Afghan migrant by border police.
“Iranian border guards have not arrested any Afghan citizens,” the consulate said in a statement.