Disturbing News From Iran

This bit of news, depicting the maltreatment of Afghan refugees in Iran, has almost gone unnoticed.

HERAT CITY, June 18 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Bodies of seven Afghans, killed in the Iranian city of Shiraz, have arrived … The seven people, who were members of the same family, had gone to Iran to seek the hand of an Iranian girl for a boy named Noor Ali. However, father of the girl, in connivance with his associates, allegedly shot dead all the seven people, including the would be bridegroom, his mother, two brothers and three cousins. Read the rest of the story here.


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4 Responses to “Disturbing News From Iran”

  1. 1 Mayang June 28, 2006 at 12:58 am

    why do i read lots of killing all over blogosphere recently?! makes me feel sck then utterly SAD! 😦

  2. 2 Eric Odom June 28, 2006 at 7:11 am

    One word… WOW!

    Is Iran just losing it or what?

  3. 3 ranya June 28, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    Another problem about media coverage nowadays; most of what should be said, is NOT said. The little which IS SAID, if often censored. At the same time, the world wide media, often here in the West, are crying and screaming out the importance of “free speech”. Let me ask, am I, like others, sensing a strong feeling of hypocrisy regarding nowadays media?

    In twenty years time there would probably be “Daily Gossip” rather than “Daily News”.
    It’s sad, really.

  4. 4 Neil June 29, 2006 at 7:54 am

    Ranya, that is so true, sadly. Let’s treasure then the good sources that do exist…

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