Afghan female soccer players arrive in the UK after the intervention of Kim Kardashian

Afghanistan’s women’s youth football team landed in Britain on Thursday morning after a successful rescue operation led by a New York rabbi, a British football club and reality star Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestKim Kardashian tweets death sentence ahead of execution British citizen accused of alleged cryptocurrency theft Postponement ordered to two death row inmates in Oklahoma MORE, the Associated Press reported.

The plane with the teen players and their families landed at Stansted Airport from Pakistan. About 130 people on board will spend ten days in quarantine before starting their new life in the UK.

The team received help from the Tzedek Association, a non-profit group in the United States that helped the last known member of Kabul’s Jewish community flee Afghanistan. Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, the group’s founder, reached out to Kardashian West for her help in paying for a chartered flight to Britain. Margaret, who has previously worked with the star on a reform of the U.S. criminal justice system, said she was quick to help.

“Maybe an hour later, after the Zoom call, I got a text message that Kim will fund the entire flight,” he said, according to the AP.

English Premier League club Leeds United also offered to support the players.

Many Afghans left the country in August after the capital Kabul fell to the Taliban, especially female athletes, as their participation in sports is seen as a politically defiant act under the Taliban.

Members of the development team fled to Pakistan and secured British visas. But they were stuck there without flying out for several weeks.

Khalida Popal, a former captain of Afghanistan’s national women’s team, helped lead the evacuation efforts for women athletes.

“Many of these families left their houses when the Taliban took over. Their houses were burned down, she tells the AP.” Some of their family members were killed or taken by the Taliban. So the danger and stress was very high and therefore it was very It is important to move quickly to get them out of Afghanistan. “

She said she felt “so happy and relieved” that the girls were out of life danger.


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