Afghanistan: Paralympic athlete appeal, take us to Tokyo

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– ROME, AUGUST 17 – “Do not let the Taliban take away my fundamental rights”. Zakia Khudadadi, the Afghan Paralympic athlete who cannot leave for Tokyo after the fall of Kabul into the hands of Islamic militias, is an appeal to the world. “I still have faith, please: help me participate. It is my dream, I fought for 5 years to get to where I am”, says the taekwondo fighter, through the head of the Afghan Paralympic Committee, Arian Sadiqi, who in Al Jazeera has added: “She is terrified of leaving the house.

Our appeal is to any country that is able to help our two athletes and coaches to arrive in Tokyo “.