British-Afghan woman right-wing activist who feared for life in Afghanistan reaches security

British-Afghan woman right-wing activist who feared for life in Afghanistan reaches security

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women’s rights activist and former minister captured in Afghanistan is now safe.

Kamila Sidiqi, 46, one of Afghanistan’s most prominent women’s rights activists, managed to escape by private jet with 15 others to Zurich, Switzerland, on Sunday as she continues to return to her family in London.

The British-Afghan citizen and former prime minister feared she would be targeted by the Taliban and has been left traumatized after the militant group moved closer to Kabul.

Miran Sidiqi with their children

/ Miran Sidiqi

Now she is on her way to Bonn, Germany, hoping to be reunited with her family in Greenwich, south-east London, after she escaped.

Her husband Miran Sidiqi, 44, told of her “indescribable happiness” hearing her wife’s voice on a Whatsapp call after 18 hours of not knowing where she was.

“I have not slept in the last 48 hours. We are in a much better position now than we were two days ago, ”he told The Evening Standard.

“You can not describe the feeling in words when you think that you will lose your wife, the mother of your children.

“She feels happy that she is safe and alive and that she will get to see her children and her husband again. She is traumatized by all this action in a country that does not see her children and her husband.

“We just hope that she can now take some time to recover and calm down. The children are very excited to have their mother home. ”

Sidiqi said his wife was one of about 15 people on board the small plane to Zurich, which was arranged by the US State Department.

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