After being duped into a meeting, a gay guy was raped and assaulted by Taliban fighters.
Taliban forces deceived a gay guy into a meeting and “raped and beaten” him.
While homosexuality was made illegal in Afghanistan during the republic, LGBTQ+ Afghans are concerned that the Taliban would reinstate the death penalty for same-sex conduct. According to reports, Taliban forces are already targeting LGBQT+ Afghans who are pleading for help from Western countries.
According to sources, once the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan, an anonymous man was promised safe passage out of the nation.
The man was duped by two members of the extremist group, who then attacked him.
“Two individuals raped him, beat him, and then requested his father’s number so they could inform him his son was gay,” said Artemis Akbary, an Afghan LGBTQ+ rights activist residing in Turkey.
The man survived the attack but continues to live in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Despite their claims to improve since their last administration 20 years ago, Mr Akbary warned ITV that the Taliban will not be compassionate towards LGBTQ+ persons.
“They are attempting to deceive the world that we have changed and that we don’t have problems with women’s rights or human rights,” he told the station, but he was lying.
“The Taliban haven’t changed because they haven’t changed their ideology.
“They’ll create a profile account and pretend to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community to fool people.
“My Afghan friends are terrified; they have no idea what will happen to them in the future, so they are trying to hide.”
The United States and the United Kingdom have completed their evacuation program in Kabul’s airport, but an unknown number of vulnerable persons remain in Afghanistan.
Rainbow Railroad and Stonewall have aided in the evacuation of some of those persons, offering a list of LGBTQ+ Afghans within reach of Kabul airport and a list of those who can be evacuated out of the country.
For LGBTQ+ Afghans still in the country, Kimahli Powell, CEO of Rainbow Road, warned ITV that “things will only get worse.”
“All signals point to people facing serious danger in the weeks and months ahead,” she continued.
“Those individuals’ consistent message is that they are afraid for their lives, but what happens if they are unable to flee?”
Nemat Sadat, a gay Afghan novelist residing in the United States, told The I that he is organizing an airlift for LGBTQ+ Afghans and that the Taliban are targeting them with new techniques.
“A lot of people are,” he told the site. Brinkwire Summary News