Daily Evacuation Brief | December 4, 2023
LAST 24 HOURS
IRAN ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL AFGHAN DEPORTATION PROGRAM – A report published on Saturday in Iranian news outlets cites the Director General of Foreign Nationals and Immigrant Affairs in the Kermanshah Province as saying that an 8 phase program to detain and deport Afghan nationals has been implemented in his Province and in 14 other Provinces across the country. The report states that several thousand Afghan employees of Iranian countries had already been detained and are awaiting deportation. It is not currently clear if the program was formulated by Tehran but the Provinces that are in the midst of carrying out the detention/deportation order are: East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Ardabil, Zanjan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Ilam, Lorestan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Gilan, Mazandaran, Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan, and Hamedan.
WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTERS BEING SHUT DOWN – The Taliban appear to be indiscriminately closing health centers that cater to female patients. Reports from Herat say the Ferdowsi Institute of Health Sciences (Herat City) was closed by Taliban officials on Saturday. The Taliban gave the purported mixing of boys and girls in the classes and a failure to observe hijab as the reason for closing the center. Another center was reportedly closed last week over similar accusations by the Taliban when the Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences had its doors shut by the Taliban. The closures are bizarre as there has been a shortage of female health practitioners reported by the Taliban themselves. Many believe the closures have nothing to do with boys and girls mixing or the hijab but represent a wider goal of erasing women from the fabric of society.
AL QAEDA CALLS ON ‘ALL MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD’ TO KILL PRINCE HARRY – A German intelligence report indicates that a recent post from Al Qaeda’s media arm (As-Sahab) called for global attacks against the US and Prince Harry in particular. The terrorist group sees such attacks as ‘symbolic acts of revenge and punishment for all supporters of Israel’. It was not clear if the German intelligence report had been leaked or declassified.
NEXT 24 HOURS
AFGHANS LIVING IN IRAN MAY SOON FACE DETENTION AND DEPORTATION – Based on Saturday’s announcement of an official program being implemented in Iran, at-risk Afghans living and working in the country may soon come under scrutiny and could find themselves caught up in a Pakistan-like expulsion program.
By Salma Ben Souissi - Jurist
Pakistan’s Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on a petition to halt the country’s removal of Afghan refugees. The petition was signed by a group of human rights activists, lawyers and politicians in November following the government’s October 3 decision to deport undocumented Afghan migrants back to Afghanistan.
By Fidel Rahmati - Khaama Press
Several civil activists have joined the International Amnesty Organization’s campaign to support Afghan…
By Ariana News
Acting Minister of Industry and Commerce Nooruddin Azizi and the head of the committee for creating facilities for returning businessmen said in…
By Nasir Ahmad Salehi - TOLO News
The graduates meanwhile expressed concerns about lack of job opportunities in the country and called on the interim Afghan government to…
By Iran Front Page
During his visit to Mashhad, neighboring Afghanistan, Eskandar Momeni emphasized a strategic policy focusing on…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
United States officials will visit Pakistan in December to hold consultations about several issues including the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, according to…
THE DAILY WTF
By The Kabul Times
A step-by-step closure of Afghanistan, under the new Islamic system, to recognition, as a result of the gradual development of engagement with…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 69.83 AFN (as of 4 DEC 2023)