Afghans protest murder of Setayesh Ghoreishi in Iran


Afghan civil and human rights activists have staged a rally outside the Iranian regime’s consulate in Herat, north-west Afghanistan, demanding justice over the rape and murder of a six-year-old Afghan girl in Iran earlier this month.

Setayesh Ghoreishi was reported as missing on April 9 in the Iranian city of Varamin, south-east of Tehran. Her body was discovered the following day after she was assaulted and stabbed to death by an attacker who tried to dispose of her body by putting her in a bathtub and covering her in acid, according to the International Business Times.

The protesters in Herat on Wednesday carried Setayesh’s photo as they chanted slogans demanding justice.

In the Iranian capital Tehran this week the mullahs’ regime attacked a group of mourners who had prepared to gather to protest Setayesh’s murder.

Her devastated family claimed that the Iranian regime’s state media failed to give the case much coverage, due to their status as Afghan migrants, and asked that the perpetrator be treated the same as he would if the case was reversed and a migrant had killed a young Iranian girl.

The case sparked a huge reaction on social media, where the hashtag #IamSetayesh was shared to raise awareness of the under-reported case. 

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, sent a message of condolences and sympathy to the people of Afghanistan and ‪Afghan immigrants in Iran for the murder of ‪Setayesh.

She said that the attack by members of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on the gathering for Setayesh in front of the Afghan Embassy showed that the mullahs are the “enemy of the people of Iran and Afghanistan.” 

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