‘I feel free’ – LGBT Afghan refugees arrive in UK

I feel like “a human being for the first time” in my life, a gay Afghan man has said after arriving in the UK with 28 others from the LGBT community. The man – who the BBC is not naming for safety reasons – fled Afghanistan, fearing for his life under the Taliban. The hard-lineContinue reading “‘I feel free’ – LGBT Afghan refugees arrive in UK”

Tokyo Paralympics: Afghanistan’s Paralympians arrival sends out ‘message of hope’

The safe arrival of Afghanistan’s Paralympic athletes in Tokyo sends out “a very strong message of hope”, says International Paralympic Committee spokesman Craig Spence.Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli made it to Japan after leaving Kabul in a “major global operation”. They were welcomed to the athletes’ village by a party including IPC president Andrew Parsons.“AsContinue reading “Tokyo Paralympics: Afghanistan’s Paralympians arrival sends out ‘message of hope’”