Migrant Afghan child raped and brutally murdered in Iran

    1456282081776.jpg By Kaveh Taheri
    Migrant Afghan child raped and brutally murdered in Iran

    April 17, Tehran: Setayesh Ghoreyshi, a six-year-old Afghan girl, was senselessly raped, brutally stabbed and burned with acid in Varamin County of Tehran Province in Iran, last weekend.

    According to an Iranian news agencies,the rapist, 17, is a neighbor and took her to his house, raped her then stabbed her to death multiple times. He finally tried to destroy Setayesh’s corpse with acid in the bathtub.

    Police officers allegedly arrested the ruthless rapist; after he confessed to his crime during a police investigation, according to reports.

    Setayesh had disappeared on April 10; and news reports had confirmed her death on April 11. However, the reason for her death had only come forward during investigations.

    While her family mourns her loss, activist in Iran have started a campaign #I Am Setayesh asking the media to break the silence about the tragic crime and for a fair trial.

    Afghans migrants are forcefully stuck in limbo with serious risks to their life in Iran because of negligent laws in the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as a systematic prohibition to education, lack of issued identification. They don't have rights to buy property; they can't be hospitalized in some metropolitan areas and are not allowed to own cards or get a driving license.

    Human Rights Watch says the Islamic Republic of Iran has forcibly sent thousands of Afghan refugees to support and reinforce the Syrian regime in its civil war. In addition, Ms. Fatemeh Ashrafi, chairperson of the Association of Refugees stated that only 10% of Afghan refugees’ children have the right to educational services.

    The Oslo Times


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