Charred remains of young migrant from Afghanistan found in Iran

Iranian police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man from Afghanistan, whose charred remains were found in Robat Karim, a town south of Tehran, this week.

Iranian media reports the body has been moved to the local coroner’s office for further examination and to establish the cause of death.

The head of the Robat Karim Fire Department, Hamid Razzaqi, was quoted in local media as saying the discovery was made after a man’s body was found in the southern belt of the city. Following the call, police forces were immediately deployed to the location.

Initial investigations revealed that the charred body was of a 22-year-old man from Afghanistan. Razzaqi confirmed that police investigations are ongoing. As of now, no further details or potential causes of the incident have been reported.

The incident however underscores the ongoing challenges faced by migrants from Afghanistan.

Given its geographical proximity to Afghanistan, Iran has for years been a common destination for refugees. However, these refugees often face challenges in Iran, including discrimination, lack of legal status, and limited access to jobs and education.