Afghan deportees complain of mistreatment by Turkish military

KABUL (TOLOnews): Afghan migrants who have been deported by Turkey complained of mistreatment by Turkish border forces, claiming that they were beaten and tortured after they were arrested.
Abdul Rahman, 24, said that migrants face harassment while being deported.
“They told us you are a son… What are you doing here? I (said) I am obliged to in order to find a piece of bread,” he said.
“The refugees are in fact facing problems with job opportunities, resettlement challenges and lack of identification. The Islamic Emirate should pay attention in this regard,” said Asifa Stanikzai, a refugee rights activist.
TOLOnews interviewed a number of Afghan deportees from Turkey who claimed to have been beaten by Turkish forces.
“They have beaten us very badly with steel. They broke my feet,” said Sarwar, a deportee.
The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that around 2 million Afghans have returned to Afghanistan within the past two-years.
He said that the process of deportation should be done without any harassment.
“The Islamic Emirate is in contact with Turkey about this issue so they treat the Afghan refugees with good behavior. However, there are also legal issues and (Turkey) doesn’t accept the refugees,” he said.
Earlier, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation have reported that countries hosting Afghan refugees have violated refugees’ rights against Afghans.