Popal joined “Volpe & Prima gli amici” giovedì per discutere del suo ruolo nell'aiutare i giocatori, alcuni membri della famiglia, and coaches flee from the war-torn country following the U.S. Uscita.
“It was a nightmare that we had to leave everything and escape and hide,” Popal explained. “Some of their families were brutally beaten, some of the family members were taken by Taliban, their house[S] were bombed down, so they have been through a lot. They are traumatized.”
Gli Stati Uniti. withdrew its forces back in August, and although the Taliban assured the international community it would govern with civility and respect for basic human rights, rapporti have surfaced suggesting the opposite.
“When the international community got out of Afghanistan, the first call I had with the footballers in Afghanistan were female footballers, they said our countrymen betrayed us, the world betrayed us,” Popal ha detto. “The world let us fall in the hands of the enemy.”
“We did everything possible to participate actively in the society, but we have no more protection. The show is over,” ha continuato.
Since the infamous withdrawal, the Taliban has been accused of heinous acts, with one Human Rights Watch report alleging the group is tricking former Afghan security forces to disclose their identities in order to pinpoint those who were loyal to the former government.
Di conseguenza, più di 100 individuals have reportedly disappeared or been ucciso for their efforts.
“It was a nightmare for so many people, especially for women of Afghanistan,” Popal explained.
Ha continuato, “When Taliban arrive[d], the first thing they did, they took the right of education from people, from women, the right of having basic human rights.”
Il gruppo di 130 people in total was able to fuga with the help of the ROKiT Foundation, Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, and Kim Kardashian West, although it was not an easy journey along the way.
The group first was able to flee into neighboring Pakistan, being brutally beaten along the way, and ultimately Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, e Kim Kardashian West teamed up to ensure the team was resettled in Europe.
Kardashian West chartered a plane to bring the team to the United Kingdom, where the British Leeds soccer team is offering them positions to continue their passion for the game.