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Iran executions anger Afghan families

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al-Jazeera, 6 June 2013

Dozens of Afghans have been executed in recent months across the border in Iran, mostly for drug related offences, writes Bettany Matta. She looks into some individual cases, and also reports that the Taleban claim that they had taken up the issue in their recent meeting in Tehran: ‘We mentioned all the problems Afghan refugees are facing in Iran. Indeed we discussed the executions of Afghans. This was a first priority issue because Afghans are facing harsh conditions there.’

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