Emran Feroz

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Afghans who were deported from Germany exited Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, in December. Credit Massoud Hossaini/Associated Press

When Peer Mohammad called me a few weeks ago, I immediately knew that something was wrong. My friend is almost invariably calm and good-humored, but when he called his voice was filled with anxiety. “I got this letter,” he said. “It’s over.” The letter was nothing less than a deportation decree. German authorities had decided to send Peer back to Afghanistan, our war-torn home country.

For the past six years, Peer has lived here in Stuttgart. In 2011, he fled his home in Paktia Province, in eastern Afghanistan, because of worsening violence. He reached Germany after traveling, often by foot, through Iran, Turkey, Greece and the Balkans.…  Seguir leyendo »

The Taxi Driver’s Last Ride

When Mohammad Azam started his shift on May 21, it was just another sunny morning in Taftan, a small desert town in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province. Like taxi drivers around the world, he planned to spend this day waiting for customers, and navigating through traffic when he could find a fare. He had no idea it would be his last day alive.

By that evening, Mr. Azam’s body had been found burned to death, barely identifiable. He had the bad luck of picking up the target of an American drone strike: Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, who was then leader of the Afghan Taliban.…  Seguir leyendo »