As a guest recalls his forced evacuation from Afghanistan, the BBC host apologizes and says, “I’m really sorry.”
Nina Warhurst and Roger Johnson, hosts of BBC BREAKFAST, apologized to guest Marzia Babakarkhail, an Afghan judge who now lives in London, as she sobbed as she remembered messages from friends who were unable to escape the country.
As the United Kingdom and the United States withdraw from Afghanistan, BBC Breakfast hosts Nina Warhurst and Roger Johnson provided the most up-to-date information on the departure of citizens from Kabul Airport. Marzia Babakarkhail, an Afghan judge who was forced to flee by the Taliban and now worries for the safety of her colleagues left behind, was interviewed about the problem. Babakarkhail broke down in tears on several occasions and had to be consoled by the presenters.
“Wasn’t there an assassination attempt on your life? What are your current worries for women in that area?” Warhurst inquired.
“Good morning,” Babakarkhail said, “my biggest worry is the security of women and people in Afghanistan, particularly those who work for the government or for a different kind of organization.”
“Even though I’m in the UK right now, I’m still quite active with Afghanistan.
“For example, I had a letter from a friend yesterday saying, ‘Marzia,’ she’s heavily pregnant and afraid to go to the hospital because of her identification as a judge, as a female judge.
“And some of my other pals work for the government, such as police officers, and they send me texts saying, ‘We need money, we need credit, but we can’t go out.’
“How can we assist these people who are having difficulties due to security and safety concerns? “I’m not sure what I should do.”
Babakarkhail sobbed as she reflected on her colleagues and friends who remained in Afghanistan, fearful for their safety.
“Oh Marzia, it’s unthinkable receiving a message from a friend about to have a baby but not feeling comfortable enough to travel to the hospital,” Warhurst cried.
“Can you believe it? Babakarkhail pleaded on the world to “open their eyes.”
“An educated lady became a judge in Afghanistan, which is not an easy procedure; you have to work hard to become someone in Afghanistan, and the people sending me messages want to flee, but there are no options.” “They are in danger,” Babakarkhail added.
“And what would their views be towards the US and the UK who entered Afghanistan and made a promise?” Warhurst probed further. Brinkwire Summary News