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 “狐狸 & 朋友至上” 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. 出口.

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.

美国. 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, 报告 have surfaced suggesting the opposite.

U.S soldiers stand guard along a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, 阿富汗, 星期一, 八月. 16, 2021. 在星期一, 美国. 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, 和别的.

U.S soldiers stand guard along a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, 阿富汗, 星期一, 八月. 16, 2021. 在星期一, 美国. 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, 和别的. (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,” Popal said. “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,” 她继续.

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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结果是, 多于 100 individuals have reportedly disappeared or been 被杀 for their efforts.

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

她继续, “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 逃逸 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, 和 金·卡戴珊·韦斯特 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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