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Confirmations of the killing of the Afghan player, Mahjabin Hakimi, by the Taliban

Thursday, 21 October 2021
A call to rescue athletes in Afghanistan, after the beheading of a female soccer player A call to rescue athletes in Afghanistan, after the beheading of a female soccer player Former Afghan National Women's Volleyball Team Player, Mahjabin Hakimi

#international_vision, Afghan sources announced the killing of a former national women's volleyball player, at the hands of Taliban fighters. This may increase domestic and international concerns about what awaits thousands of their peers.

The former national coach of the Afghan women's national volleyball team, Soraya Afdali, who is still residing in Afghanistan, has stated to more than one international media that the player "Mahajabin Hakimi" was beheaded in the capital, Kabul.

Afdali explained that the family of the player, "Mahajibin Hakimi", is reluctant to announce any details about the incident, for fear of retribution.

She then said that "Mahajabin" was one of the most prominent female volleyball players in the country.

The Afghan investigative journalist, Mukhtar Wafai, confirmed these news, stressing in more than one post on his Twitter page that the incident came nearly two months later, which resembles the truce that the movement has committed to personalities and public life in the country.

The announcement of the killing of the Afghan player came nearly two weeks after the incident, according to the Afghan national coach; Because the victim's family and her circle of friends received threats from the movement to punish them if they announced the details of what happened.

The source stated that the movement is still pursuing the rest of the players in the Afghan national volleyball team in particular; Because the players of this team were the most famous and influential on the local public opinion after achieving outstanding results in this sport at the regional and international levels, and the participation of a clear majority of them in television programs and advertisements in Afghanistan; They became the "stars of society" for Afghan women.

The players of the national and local teams of various sports in Afghanistan have fled outside the country over the past three months, with the Taliban seizing power in the country, especially to neighboring countries, but only two players from the women's national volleyball team were among those who fled.

Despite many international calls to rescue Afghan players and allow them to leave the country, including the Secretary-General of the United Nations, few Afghan women players in football, basketball and planes have so far been able to leave Afghanistan, and the rest are exposed to various forms of pressure; Many of them are hidden from view.

In addition to the sports players, the Taliban movement targeted many public figures in the country, such as the poet and Hilaman Zondawi. The movement also arrested the Afghan comedian, Nizar Muhammad "Khasha", whose body was later found, and the movement admitted to killing him.