Taliban offers refuge to a pregnant journalist barred from returning to New Zealand

The New Zealand’s pregnant journalist who has been denied re-entry into her home country due to strict Covid-19 regulations said she has been offered refuge by Taliban leaders in Afghanistan. “This just feels like such a breach of trust,” Charlotte Bellis told Radio New Zealand on Sunday. She is working for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan.

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She was informed that she did not qualify for an exemption from New Zealand’s strict Covid border controls. According to Bellis, she spoke with senior Taliban contacts and was told that she could give birth in Afghanistan.

Source: Express Tribune