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Heartbreaking Video Of Girl In Afghanistan Becomes Symbol Of ‘Shattered Future’ Under Taliban


An Afghan girl has voiced her despair at the world’s treatment of her country, as Taliban insurgents declare the country is under their control after a devastating sweep of power.

A video of the girl, whose identity is unknown, was posted to Twitter on Friday by Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and activist.

“We don’t count because we were born in Afghanistan,” the tearful girl laments in the clip.

“I cannot help crying,” she adds. “No one cares about us. We’ll die slowly in history.”


On the same day the footage was posted online by Alinejad, António Guterres, the United Nations’ secretary-general, said in a statement that he was “deeply disturbed by early indications” that the Taliban are already imposing restrictions in the areas under their control – targeting women and journalists in particular.

“It is particularly horrifying and heartbreaking to see reports of the hard-won rights of Afghan girls and women being ripped away from them,” he added.

People on Twitter have since responded to the girl’s moving statement:














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