A feminine journalist and a ladies’s rights activist, each Afghans who feared the Taliban would kill them for his or her work, efficiently escaped Afghanistan with assist from a Spanish reporter.
After safely making it to Spain, Khadija Amin, the journalist, and Massouda Kohistani, the ladies’s rights activist, described their escape from the Taliban-controlled nation in an interview with Fox Information. Kohistani escaped after being crushed however fears her household nonetheless in Afghanistan can be killed for her actions and departure.
Amin, who was an anchor at an Afghan tv station earlier than the Taliban takeover, stated she had gone to her workplace earlier than fleeing however was rejected and instructed to go house.
“My household was very frightened about me,” Amin instructed Fox Information. “I acquired many calls that ‘Khadija, why you’re speaking about Taliban, so something can occur to you. They’ll kill you.'”
“So I afraid, I afraid that I believed, yeah, possibly one thing will occur, however I stated I will not ever be silent as a result of it is my proper,” she continued.
The identical day she was despatched house from work for the final time, Amin had an interview with Patricia Gosalvez, a Spanish journalist. Amin had requested her for her assist to get out of Afghanistan.
“So that they helped me,” Amin instructed Fox Information. “They known as to me that ‘please come to airport we’re going to aid you.’”
“And the Spain police so the forces got here to the gate and took me into the airport and safely I got here to Spain proper now,” she continued.
Amin stated that despite the fact that she is protected now, she’s frightened about different ladies in Afghanistan.
“I do know they’re in a really unhealthy scenario,” she stated. Fox News previously reported on Amin as she tried to flee the nation however withheld her face and identify to guard her id from the Taliban.
Amin is now safely in Spain with Kohistani, the Afghan ladies’s rights activist.
Kohistani additionally described her closing moments in Afghanistan to Fox Information. Gosalvez, the Spanish journalist, had additionally deliberate to interview Kohistani. As a substitute, Gonsalvez obtained her in a foreign country.
“Earlier than the interview, I went out to the ladies bakery for the bread,” Kohistani instructed Fox Information. “There was one of many [inaudible] man, after I come again to house from the bakery, once more he cease and instructed me a really impolite phrase, which isn’t acceptable.”
Kohistani confronted the person over his language. He beat her in response.
“He beat me, he kick me,” Kohistani stated. “However on that point, I have no idea how I turn into robust. I field him and I kick him too.”
She instructed Fox Information the combat left her arms and feat blackened.
Kohistani returned house however didn’t inform her household what occurred. She stated they already feared for her security as a result of she is an activist.
“So I tolerate the ache. He beat me an excessive amount of too onerous,” she stated.
Kohistani instructed Gosalvez that she could not do the interview due to the beating. In response, Gonsalvez helped her escape.
Kohistani stated she’s pleased she’s now protected in Spain however worries about her household in Afghanistan.
“I’m very frightened about my household that I left them over there as a result of there may be lots of downside, you recognize,” an emotional Kohistani instructed Fox Information.