Sapna had had a headache for days. Didn’t get a bite down her throat. She was sick. Sick of the whole situation. And she was distraught. Her husband Hamed Ebrahimi (26) had almost the same, but he is in the Netherlands. He didn’t sleep anymore. Didn’t know when the love of his life could return to the Netherlands. When he could hold her in his arms again.
Sapna is currently inside Afghanistan all day. The street there is not an option, not without a man, that is not safe. No, she can’t really do anything safe anymore. Not because of the new Taliban regime, not because of the threat of attacks by the Islamic State.
Not as she can in the Netherlands. Enjoying her MBO study, doing the shopping in peace, meeting friends. Without the constant fear of being punished or dying. “We were in sackcloth and ashes for days,” Hamed said. “Who could help us now?!”