The Taliban blighted *Negin’s childhood with their ban on ladies’ schooling, however she overcame the late begin to her education to turn into a senior prosecutor. Afghanistan’s authorized system was gradual and sometimes corrupt, but it surely provided ladies some hope of escaping abusers and seeing their tormentors jailed. Now she fears that some of these males, freed in a Taliban-orchestrated mass jailbreak final summer time, need revenge.
My life was already affected by the Taliban lengthy earlier than they took over Afghanistan this summer time. I solely began faculty at 14, as a result of they have been in energy within the 90s and didn’t enable ladies to review. As soon as I might go to highschool, I graduated and went to school.
I used to be appointed as a prosecutor to work on circumstances of home violence and abuse greater than 4 years in the past. I used to be promoted this summer time to be chief prosecutor on this space, however my new place solely lasted seven days. Buddies have been in my workplace to congratulate me on the brand new job when the Taliban entered Kabul.
I’ve all the time been below menace as a result of my job was to research males who have been abusing ladies. Those that have been convicted blame me for placing them in jail, and since the Taliban launched all prisoners throughout Afghanistan, they’re now free and trying to find me to take revenge.
I left my residence and I’m at the moment in hiding, though I’m 5 months behind on hire for this home. Life is getting more durable and more durable. I stay right here with two of my brothers, two of my sisters and my dad and mom – it’s just one room right here with no kitchen. My sister cooks in a single nook.
I don’t know what to do now, I can’t plan for the longer term. I had thought of discovering a taxi and dealing as a driver however the Taliban is not going to enable me to do it. I’m dwelling in a nightmare.
Risk calls began on the very first evening after the autumn of Kabul. Criminals began calling me, saying: “The place will you go now? Your system has collapsed. We’ll discover you. We’ll behead you.” And different very horrifying threats. I don’t exit. I’m so depressed nowadays that I want for demise.
I despatched requests to a number of international locations. I bought no reply from the UK and I’ve to this point obtained solely a license plate from Germany, which I’m not hopeful about.
I believed we had worldwide help and the overseas governments wouldn’t abandon us, however my nightmares came true.
*The title has been modified for this text.