British woman fears Taliban will turn her niece, 20, into a sex slave as she begs for help to get her family out of Afghanistan after her sister-in-law died of a heart attack while trying to flee
- Umira, who lives in Hull, says she fears the Taliban will turn her niece into a slave
- She is desperate for her family to escape from Afghanistan after the takeover
- Umira said, ‘If something happens to my family, I don’t want it. I don’t want this life’
A refugee living in Hull has made a desperate plea for help, fearing the Taliban will kidnap her niece in Afghanistan and force her to become a sex slave.
Umaira, who has lived in the UK since 2009, said her sister-in-law died of a heart attack while trying to flee Afghanistan on the second day of the Taliban takeover.
She was in a taxi with Umaira’s brother on her way to the airport when she died.
The family had to return home and bury her the next day.
Umaira said, ‘If something happens to my family, I don’t want it. I don’t want this life.
“I don’t even ask them to come to the UK, anywhere is fine. As long as they escape, any place is fine.’
Umira, who lives in Hull, says she fears the Taliban will turn her 20-year-old niece into a sex slave
Umira is desperate for her family to escape Afghanistan after this month’s Taliban takeover
Umaira told Hull Live how the Taliban have repeatedly visited her family’s home in Afghanistan.
They mistakenly believe they keep guns in the house after her cousin worked in security before the takeover.
Every time the Taliban search the house, Umaira says they look lewdly at her 20-year-old niece.
“She’s a beautiful girl and we’re all so worried that one day they’ll come get her,” she said.
A family member mourns next to the body of a loved one who died in the airport bombing at a hospital in Kabul on Frida
British soldiers secured the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel on Thursday night, near a road leading to the Abbey Gate of Kabul airport.
“No one can sleep at night, they stay awake and sit on the roof at night to see if anyone comes in.
“If someone comes, no one can say or do anything to them.
‘They’re not looking for wives, they’re looking for sex slaves. They’re older men who want five or six girls.’
Umaira says she lives in fear every second of her life, afraid of what will happen to her family back home.
She said her cousin was unable to talk or eat because of the trauma of losing his mother.
Umaira said she is begging for help and hopes her family can escape the terror at home.
She is currently supported by the local charity Hull Sisters, who look after her well-being.