November 21, 2014

Protesters attack Iranian Consulate in Herat

By Sajad - Sun Dec 09 2012, 12:58 pm

Several angry protesters on Sunday attacked the Iranian council in western Herat province of Afghanistan.

According to reports protesters attacked the consulate and clashes were also reported between the protesters and security guards of the Iranian consulate.

The demonstration was reportedly held after Iranian officials denied to hand over the dead bodies of the Afghans executed in Iran.

According to reports Iran has executed at least 13 Afghan nationals around three months ago.

A number of the close relatives of the victims who gathered near provincial government compound earlier in November urged the government officials to transfer the dead bodies of the victims from Iran to Afghanistan.

They said that the deceased individuals were all teenager Afghan boys who had gone to Iran for work purposes only and were not drug smugglers.

The Iranian regime has been intensifying its oppressive measures including carrying out mass executions during recent months.  Opposition sources say the executions are preventive measures adopted in light of growing internal political and economic crisis in the country.

The sources are also saying that  the measures are adopted by direct orders from Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader.  Many attribute the crisis to the growing international sanctions imposed on Iran trying to force the ruling clergy to come clean about the country’s clandestine nuclear program feared to be military oriented.

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