(CNN Spanish) – Angelina Jolie used her social networks to comment on the political situation in Afghanistan.
“Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing the ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely. So I came to Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those around the world who are fighting for their basic human rights. ” These were the words of Jolie, who also shared excerpts from a letter that would have been handwritten by a young Afghan woman.
In the manuscript, the young woman expresses her wishes to be able to work and study, and tells of the fear that she and her family felt when receiving the visit of the Taliban in their own home: “One day they came to our house and we were all scared and then from that day I thought at what time should I go to school in the morning in this situation, because of its existence ”. And he added: “We all lost our freedom and are incarcerated again.”
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Angelina Jolie is a special envoy for UNHCR, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a title she received in 2012 after her years working with the agency. In her travels as a special envoy, she has seen the situation of Afghan refugees up close.
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The actress ended her post with a message of commitment: “Like others who are committed, I will not back away. I will keep looking for ways to help. And I hope you join me. “
Jolie isn’t the only celebrity to speak out on the issue. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan also lamented the situation in Afghanistan in a statement published through the Archwell Foundation on Wednesday.
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