Lesbian risks life and flees Afghanistan to escape forced marriage to cruel Taliban brute

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12/27/2021

Rabia was just 15-years-old when she became engaged to a Taliban officer against her will in a small village in Afghanistan. Now 22-years-old, Rabia has fled Afghanistan and has managed to get away from the man who made her adolescence hell. She is temporarily living in Pakistan, but she’s hopeful she will ultimately be able to claim asylum in either Canada or the UK so she can build a life for herself. Like so many others, Rabia had no choice but to flee when the Taliban seized power. She is a lesbian, which makes her a threat to Taliban rule. To make matters worse, she knew the man she was engaged to as a teenager was still trying to track her down.

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