An Afghan interpreter pleaded with the British government to help families “who offered their sons when your sons needed help” in the fight against terrorism.
The 35-year-old man and his brother began assisting the British forces when he was only 17 before emigrating to the UK in 2011. Although he is now a UK citizen, his brother and his Parents remain trapped in Kabul as the Taliban move to complete their lightning-fast takeover of the country.
The interpreter, who only gave his name as Mr Hottak to protect his family’s identity, is now planning a protest outside Parliament on Wednesday to demand that the UK provide asylum to all performers and their families.
He told the PA news agency: “This nation (Afghanistan) had lost all hope when it was under the Taliban, they were only alive, they were not living. But the international community came, they gave them hope, they gave them dreams, they started living with humanity, and then suddenly you tear the rug out from under their feet and leave them alone like that. .
“To the audience here in the UK, please support these performers and their families, parents, siblings, those who offered their sons when your sons needed help. We have supported you in this war on terrorism, many of us suffer from mental ailments and physical scars.
“Our parents and families supported us through thick and thin and against all our loved ones who were against helping Americans in this country. ”