“..More than two dozen Afghan interpreters working for New Zealand troops in Bamiyan province are pleading with the Government not to abandon them to “certain death” when the troops withdraw next year.
One interpreter was so concerned about his fate he said he would ask Kiwi soldiers to shoot him and his family rather than be left to the Taleban.
There are 26 Afghan interpreters working for the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamiyan.
They are “hoping and praying” they will be granted asylum in New Zealand, believing they will be captured, tortured and slaughtered by insurgent forces -
- along with their families…”
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