A group of International human rights organizations published a joint statement on Saturday expressing their concern over renewed crackdown on Afghan civil society and Islamic Republic interfere in Afghanistan.
"In recent months, threats, kidnappings, and assassinations have directly targeted Afghan journalists and civil society activists. In just 3 days, 15 targeted assassinations took place in Kabul, many of which targeted women. Six of whom were women who worked as human rights activists, journalists, and doctors," the statement reads.
The organizations compared the assassination and kidnapping of Afghan activists to a decade of chain murders in Iran started in 1988.
"What is happening in Afghanistan today echoes the era of chain murders in Iran (1988-1998), that resulted in the killing of 80 people, among them writers, translators, poets, political activists, and others,” said the statement.
The statement accused Tehran of interfering in the local issues of Afghanistan increasing the problems.
"Hardliners in the Islamic Republic of Iran are complicit in weakening Afghanistan’s civil institutions and putting pressure on Afghan society. Not only that, we see increased pressure on the Afghan community living inside Iran,” the statement added.