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“We’ve been left to die” British dad stuck in Afghanistan with wife and children cries out

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"We've been left to die" British dad stuck in Afghanistan with wife and children cries out

A British dad caught in Afghanistan has cried out as he’s being pressured to decide on between abandoning his kids or remaining in peril.

 

The Bradford father was left bleeding and terrified after a horror knife assault throughout an tried kidnapping in Kabul this month.

 

He claims thugs attacked him due to his UK citizenship and he’s now in concern for his life, hiding alongside along with his spouse and two younger kids.

 

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The person’s complete household was included in an evacuation listing in August however the dad has since been advised that he alone is eligible for evacuation.

 

His spouse and two kids are Afghans, although his kids could also be entitled to British citizenship.

 

"We've been left to die" British dad stuck in Afghanistan with wife and children cries out

 

Talking of the UK Authorities, the daddy mentioned: “They don’t care about us. How can they do that to their very own residents?

 

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“They’re supposed to assist their residents, not depart them to their deaths.”

 

For the reason that Taliban got here to energy, Brits remaining in Afghanistan face excessive hazard.

 

Recalling how he was attacked in Kabul earlier this month, the British father mentioned: “I used to be going to the pharmacy to get insulin as a result of I’m diabetic.

 

“On the way in which again from the pharmacy, a automobile stopped and three individuals got here out.

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"We've been left to die" British dad stuck in Afghanistan with wife and children cries out

 

“They grabbed my hand. That they had weapons with them and their faces have been coated.

 

“That they had knives. They have been kidnapping me. I don’t know who they have been as a result of I couldn’t recognise them.

 

“That they had the identical gown because the Taliban.

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“It wasn’t a random assault. It was organised as a result of I’m British.”

 

"We've been left to die" British dad stuck in Afghanistan with wife and children cries out

 

The daddy has been attacked in “a number of incidents” and even had his driving licence taken off him as a result of it has a British flag on it.

 

He’s now unable to even go outdoors for concern of additional violence.

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The sufferer was born in Afghanistan however moved to the UK as a teen within the mid-2000s along with his household – he has since grow to be a British citizen.

 

In 2014, he married an Afghan girl, with whom he has a four-year-old daughter and a 10-month-old son.

 

However his spouse hasn’t been in a position to get a UK visa, leaving her and their two kids to reside in Afghanistan.

 

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Imran Hussain, the Labour MP for Bradford East, has been making an attempt to assist the attacked father, who’s his constituent, for months.

 

Hussain mentioned: “I’ve been coping with this case because the fall of Kabul in August, and I’ve raised it repeatedly on the highest ranges of Authorities, together with with the Prime Minister in Parliament, in addition to with the Overseas Secretary, the Residence Secretary and the Defence Secretary.

 

“Nonetheless, no Minister has supplied me with any actual, significant response, at the same time as my constituent’s life and the lifetime of his household are in peril.

 

“Regardless of being a British nationwide, the Authorities have deserted him in Afghanistan and positioned his younger spouse and kids in hurt’s manner by ejecting them from Kabul Airport into harmful streets the place a horrific suicide assault passed off simply hours earlier than.

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“If this was not dangerous sufficient, they now refuse to permit his household to affix him on flights in a foreign country, forcing him to decide on between taking a flight and deserting his household, or remaining in Afghanistan.

 

“Given the very actual hazard that my constituent and his household at the moment are in, with threats in opposition to his life and the lifetime of his household, the Authorities and the Overseas Secretary should deal with this case significantly, and urgently work to make sure that he’s allowed secure passage again to the UK or to a 3rd nation alongside his household, earlier than it’s too late.”

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