Taliban Executes Girl From National Volleyball Team

There are reports out of Afghanistan that has alleged that the Taliban have Beheaded an Afghan volleyball Player from the country’s national girls team.

“Mahjabin Hakimi, one of the best players in the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club, was slaughtered in the capital city of Kabul as troops searched for female sports players, her coach told the Persian Independent,” stated the New York Post, which went on to add, “She was killed earlier this month, but her death remained mostly hidden because her family had been threatened not to talk, claimed the coach, using a pseudonym, Suraya Afzali, due to safety fears.”

Payk Media went on to add, “Mahjabin Hakimi, a member of the Afghan women’s youth national volleyball team was ‘beheaded’ by the Taliban in #Kabul, sources confirmed, adding that except her family, no one knows the exact time of the incident.”

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In a statement, the coach told Persian Independent, “All the players of the volleyball team and the rest of the women athletes are in a bad situation and in despair and fear. Everyone has been forced to flee and live in unknown places.”

Another volleyball player who managed to escape the country and take refuge in the United Kingdom, Zahra Fayazi, made a statement to BBC this past September that noted that one of the players had been killed, then added:

We don’t want this to repeat for our other players.

Our players who were living in the provinces had to leave and live in other places.

They even burned their sports equipment to save themselves and their families. They didn’t want them to keep anything related to sport. They are scared. Many of our players who are from provinces were threatened many times by their relatives who are Taliban and Taliban followers. The Taliban asked our players’ families to not allow their girls to do sport, otherwise they will be faced with unexpected violence.

Another player, who also managed to escape, stated that she was fairly sure that the Taliban had murdered her teammate, going on to say, “maybe we will lose other friends.”

“The Italian volleyball federation today announced that all of its leagues would observe a minute’s silence for [Hakimi] before their games this weekend. The tribute was decided by federation chief Giuseppe Manfredi after a discussion with the Italian Olympic Committee,” reported The Daily Mail this past Thursday, going on to add, “Australia has also evacuated more than 50 female Afghan athletes and their dependents after lobbying by prominent figures from the sporting world while several players from Afghanistan’s national female youth soccer squad were granted asylum in Portugal.”

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