Smuggled out of Afghanistan: The Interpreters (Part 3)

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In Part 3, VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson travels to Athens, where many Afghan interpreters find themselves stranded with no money or home. In their desperate attempts to escape persecution and death at the hands of the Taliban, they’d turned to illegal smugglers selling fake visas in Afghanistan that never got them where they’d meant to go. And after years of loyal service alongside American and NATO forces, some interpreters barely surviving on Athens streets have come to wish they never took the job.

The interpreters who worked alongside American and NATO forces in Afghanistan are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role in sourcing intelligence and educating Western troops about the local culture. Now they’re in danger of being abandoned.

Read an excerpt from Ben Anderson’s ‘The Interpreters’ here:

Hiding in Afghanistan: The Interpreters (Part 1) –
Nowhere Left to Hide: The Interpreters (Part 2):

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