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Openbaar gemaak: Afghan journalists facing death threats and beatings, despite UK pledge to save them

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A group of Afghan journalists who worked closely with the UK media for years have revealed how they face beatings, death threats and months in hiding, and accuse the government of reneging on a pledge to bring them to...

Afghan female judge awarded prestigious human rights prize

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One of Afghanistan’s top female judges has been honoured with an international human rights award while she continues her work to advocate for her country’s women and girls from a London hotel. Fawzia Amini, 48, fled ...

Afghan surgeon who fled Ukraine says he was treated differently at Polish border

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Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and later building a life in Ukraine, Ruhullah Haji has been displaced by war twice in 34 jare. So when the heart surgeon made it to Britain after fleeing Russia’s invasion, he was despera...

The Guardian view on Afghan women: the Taliban turn the screws

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Two decades ago, photographs of blue burqas became perhaps the totemic image of life under the Taliban, as Afghan women’s rights were invoked and exploited to justify the country’s invasion. Op Saterdag, the Taliban o...

‘The best day’: Afghan women’s football team find back of the net and rediscover joy

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It’s an overcast Sunday afternoon at Ron Barassi Snr Reserve, a small community ground tucked away in Melbourne’s Docklands. On its lone pitch, two teams of women are approaching the 20th minute of their Victorian Wom...

Witness tells Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial no people found in tunnel during 2009 raid on Afghan compound

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A former SAS patrol commander has told the federal court that no people were found hiding inside a tunnel during a 2009 SAS raid on an Afghan compound called Whiskey 108, contrary to evidence previously given by sever...

Afghan refugees are caught up in the UK’s housing crisis

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I read your feature with great interest (Welcome to Britain … now what? Afghan families on their lives in limbo, 26 Maart). My family met, and have subsequently become friends with, an Afghan family airlifted to Brita...

High court hears case of Afghan family unable to get to UK without biometrics

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A family in hiding in Afghanistan who are eligible for sanctuary in the UK but are unable to escape because they can’t get biometrics done in their home country have taken their case to the high court. The case highli...

Witness at defamation trial refuses to answer questions about whether Ben Roberts-Smith ordered him to shoot Afghan prisoner

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A former Australian soldier has objected on the grounds of self-incrimination to answer questions about whether he shot a prisoner on the orders of his patrol commander, Ben Roberts-Smith, in Afghanistan in 2012. Fede...

Protesters call for the Taliban to reopen Afghan girls’ schools

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Women and girls staged a protest near the Taliban’s Ministry of Education in Kabul on Saturday, calling on the group to reopen girls’ secondary schools in Afghanistan. The protesters chanted, “Education is our right –...

‘Open the schools’: Afghan girls protest in Kabul for right to education

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About two dozen girls and women chanting “open the schools” protested in the Afghan capital on Saturday against the Taliban’s decision to shut their secondary schools hours after reopening them this week. Thousands of...

Welcome to Britain … now what? Afghan families on their lives in limbo

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In late September 2021, Firas, his wife and four-month-old son have been checked in to a smart Hilton business hotel in London. With green velvet sofas in the lobby and pink orchids at reception, it seems designed to ...

The response to Ukraine is laudable. But as a British Afghan, I’m a little jealous

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The world’s attention is focused on the conflict in Ukraine. Maar, as someone born in Afghanistan, the catastrophic events since the fall of Kabul are still uppermost in my mind. In those tumultuous days last August, t ...

Former SAS soldier tells court he watched Ben Roberts-Smith kill unarmed disabled Afghan man

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Another Australian soldier has testified he watched Ben Roberts-Smith machine-gun an unarmed disabled man to death in Afghanistan, telling the federal court he turned to a comrade immediately after the shooting and sa...

‘Robbed of hope’: Afghan girls denied an education struggle with depression

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There was an English exam under way when news began to circulate that the Taliban had reached Kabul. Panic spread and Yamna was among the students who never finished that exam paper – and never returned to school. Six...

From Taliban bullets to Russian bombs: war chases Afghan refugee across Europe

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A week ago, Masouma Tajik found herself running for her life for the second time in six months. Evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, she was now fleeing another country in another continent,...

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