Crime against Afghan migrants
Date: 2020/05/03
Statement of the Constitutionalist Party of Iran (Liberal Democrat)
May 5, 2020
RE: The Islamic Republic of Iran regime’s crime against Afghan migrants 
Once again, the outlaw regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran added yet another stain to its record of violence and bloodshed by callously drowning more than 30 Afghan migrants.
According to reports, the criminal regime detained, tortured and subjected to forced labor more than 50 Afghan migrants who planned on entering Iran. The regime thugs then deliberately drove a bus carrying these people into a river, wherein more than 30 of them drowned and died.
The reprehensible atrocities and human rights violations by the Islamic regime in Iran against the tormented people of Afghanistan – whether on Iranian soil, in Afghanistan, or even in Syria – is not a novel policy.
Islamic Republic regime officials, especially those stationed at the border, should know that the pretext of simply following orders issued by their superiors to perpetrate such vicious and inhumane acts is not defensible in any court of law. Even acquiescence to direct command from superiors does not absolve them of responsibility.
Each one of us in any position or under any circumstance is liable to his or her conscience and moral rectitude. We must not allow the criminal policies of the deranged rulers in Iran to tarnish the honorable virtue of the Iranian nation, and embarrass our great people before history and watchful eyes of humanity.
While expressing deep sympathy with the victims of this humanitarian catastrophe and with the honorable people of Afghanistan, the Constitutionalist Party of Iran (Liberal Democrat) categorically condemns this unforgivable crime, and calls on fellow compatriots in Iran and around the world to pressure the Islamic regime in bringing the perpetrators of this unthinkable evil to justice. We must not allow horrific tragedies of this kind to reoccur.
Salutations to the honorable and freedom-loving people of Afghanistan
The Constitutionalist Party of Iran (Liberal Democrat)