As soon as Khaleq* talks about what happened to him, he seems nervous and tense. Shame and remorse become noticeable on the face of the man in his mid-thirties. In October 2022, the former official received an email from the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. The senders pretended to be representatives of the Canadian government and wanted to help him, who was threatened by the Taliban because of his former work for Canada. Hope spread. He and his family would not have been forgotten, Khaleq thought.
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