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Heratis refuse to bury relatives killed in Iran (Video)

Heratis refuse to bury relatives killed in Iran (Video)

Apr 21, 2013 - 08:42

HERAT CITY (PAN): Relatives and residents of western Herat province on Thursday refused to bury the dead bodies of 13 Afghans executed in Iran until an international probe into the deaths was launched.

Placed in coffins, the bodies were on Wednesday released to their kin after being brought from Iran, where they had been killed and immediately buried six months ago.

Relatives on Wednesday said the corpses were dug out of graves 25 kilometers inside Iran. Nearly 400 people on Thursday placed the coffins in front of the Iranian Consulate in Herat City and refused to bury them until an international investigation into the execution was launched.

Mir Khan, who's son and a brother were among the dead, said his family and others had been able to bring the dead home after paying money to the Iranians. He accused the government of extending them no cooperation in bringing back the dead.
By : Mawladad Yaqoobi

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