Angelina Jolie launched her Instagram account on Friday and she did so by sharing a letter from an Afghan teenager to denounce the situation in that country after the Taliban seized power.
“Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing heirt ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely”, said Jolie, who in addition to being a Hollywood star has been a great humanitarian activist for many years.
“So I have joined Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those around the world who are fighting for their basic human rights,” added the actress, who in a few hours accumulated more than 2 million followers on Instagram.
Jolie said that a few weeks before the 9/11 attacks, she was on the border with Afghanistan and met the refugees fleeing the Taliban.
“That was twenty years ago,” re-agreed the actress, who stressed that she gets “ill” upon seeing again the Afghans displaced from their country by “fear and uncertainty.”
“Spending so much time and money, spilling blood and losing money to get to this is an almost impossible failure to understand”, she said.
In this sense, Jolie insisted on her commitment to refugees and, especially, to women and girls from Afghanistan.
Under the title “A letter from an Afghan girl”, the actress shared the writing of a teenager who, for security reasons, does not mention her name or where she lives.
The young woman tells of her fear of the coming to power of the Taliban. “Some say that the Taliban have changed, but I don’t think so because they have a very bad past.” She explained.
“We have all lost our freedom and we are prisoners again,” she added.
The United States began withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan in May, but has been forced to accelerate the evacuation of the remaining Americans in Afghanistan and their allies after the rapid advance of the Taliban, who on Sunday took Kabul and control almost everything. the country after the flight of the former Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.
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