It is with great sadness to have learnt that 57 Afghans on their way to the Islamic Republic of Iran for work were initially tortured by Iranian border guards and 23 of them later brutally martyred.
We express our deep sorrow at the martyrdom of our compatriots and raise serious concerns about the case with Iranian officials.
At a time when our country is under the American occupation and majority of our people are facing poverty and a host of other issues, some of our compatriots leave for neighboring countries to find work out of destitution.
On this basis we urge officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran to treat our fellow countrymen with compassion and in line with the principles of Islamic brotherhood and neighborly relations.
Afghans seek friendly and good relations with their neighbors and such incidents have a deeply negative impact on the good relations between the people of both countries.
The Islamic Emirate requests officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran to launch a comprehensive investigation into the killing of our countrymen, to strictly punish the perpetrators and to prevent such future occurrences.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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