Former Afghan women's soccer captain describes 'nightmare' Taliban rule after escape: 'They are traumatized'

AFGHAN WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM ESCAPES TALIBAN CONTROL, THANKS TO SOME POWERFUL TEAMMATES

Popal joined “여우 & 친구 우선” on Thursday to discuss her role in helping the players, some family members, and coaches flee from the war-torn country following the U.S. 출구.

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[에스] were bombed down, so they have been through a lot. They are traumatized.

미국. 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, 보고서 have surfaced suggesting the opposite.

미군 병사들이 카불 국제공항 주변을 경계하고 있다., 아프가니스탄, 월요일, 8월. 16, 2021. 월요일에, 미국. military and officials focus was on Kabul’s airport, where thousands of Afghans trapped by the sudden Taliban takeover rushed the tarmac and clung to U.S. military planes deployed to fly out staffers of the U.S. Embassy, which shut down Sunday, 다른 사람.

미군 병사들이 카불 국제공항 주변을 경계하고 있다., 아프가니스탄, 월요일, 8월. 16, 2021. 월요일에, 미국. military and officials focus was on Kabul’s airport, where thousands of Afghans trapped by the sudden Taliban takeover rushed the tarmac and clung to U.S. military planes deployed to fly out staffers of the U.S. Embassy, which shut down Sunday, 다른 사람. (AP Photo/Shekib Rahmani)

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,” 포팔이 말했다. “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,” 그녀는 계속했다.

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.

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결과적으로, 이상 100 individuals have reportedly disappeared or been 살해 for their efforts.

It was a nightmare for so many people, especially for women of Afghanistan,” Popal explained.

그녀는 계속했다, “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.

The group of 130 people in total was able to 탈출하다 with the help of the ROKiT Foundation, Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, 그리고 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, 과 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.

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