Hollywood star Angelina Jolie hits out at Pakistan
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie expressed her criticism of Pakistan's swift repatriation of Afghan refugees considered to be residing in the country illegally. In a Monday Instagram post, Jolie acknowledged Pakistan's historical support for Afghan refugee families but expressed sadness over the abrupt pushback.
She highlighted the challenging realities faced by refugees trying to survive in contemporary Afghanistan, where women are once again deprived of rights and education, facing imprisonment, and amidst a deepening humanitarian crisis. Jolie characterized this move as indicative of a broader global regression in human rights.
Furthermore, she contextualized the situation as a new tragedy in the extensive history of suffering endured by the Afghan people. Over the past four decades, they have grappled with continuous war, conflict, and displacement.
Jolie emphasized the perceived abandonment of the Afghan people by the international community, reflecting on unfulfilled promises of a brighter future.