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Iran HazaraRefugee Discrimination

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"Couscous Global had a meeting with a theatre group in Tehran, Iran. Its members are refugees from Afghanistan. Here they tell us about the memories they have of their country and their happy days." Note from Hazara.net: What is not immediately obvious from the video is that most of these Afghan Refugees are Hazaras - majority of whom share a common Shia faith with Iran. Hazaras have suffered a lot of systematic persecution and genocides by Sunni extremists in countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan due to sharing of same faith with Iran. The (Pro-Saudi) Sunnis commonly associate Hazaras with Iran. However, in Iran, Shia Hazaras face extreme discrimination by the Government of Iran. The ethnic hate slur for Hazaras in Iran is "Berberi" (Barbarics) - a title given to them for their historical association with Mongols that took over Persia (Iran) some 800 years ago. See http://www.hazara.net/downloads/docs/hazaras_in_iran.pdf Source: http://www.couscousglobal.com/page/2963/en