Afghan Interpreters write.

As I have written before, I believe interpreters should have protection by a code of conduct during war.  They are doing a valuable service that is beneficial to both sides in a conflict.  I have written about the plight of the Iraqi interpreters, but the plight of the Afghan interpreters is just as serious if not more so.  Within the past few weeks at least four Afghan interpreters have been killed by religious zealots or Taliban.  And so, I want to give them a place to write their stories and here it is if they wish to do so.

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God bless those interpreters who got killed in Afghanistan during the war of US and Taliban.

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Dear brothers,

USA has a type Visa Lottery which is believed to be a real program. It happens one a year. It’s called Diversity visa to immigrate to States. Let’s give this a try and see if you are lucky enough to get picked up and make it to states. My beloved brothers, we are seeking for a way to get out of Afghanistan and live in peace so why not trying every gateway to this problem. I know of 2 of my close friends who were picked up in this Diversity Visa Program and made it to USA. It works.

DV 2014 Program: Online registration for the DV-2014 Program started on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).

You have less than one month to register yourself in the program. Let’s get to work and register ourselves in it.

This link would lead you to the Diversity Visa program page:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html

May Allah be at your sides brothers,

Zaki

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Hello,

The HERO Translators/ Interpreters as other governmental security related organs did their parts to help bring the security in Afghanistan by joining NATO/ ISAF and providing translation services… It really turned different way, now the situation is Afghanistan is getting worse and instead to reward the translators for being in the front lines and war zones, they are being life threatened and are not safe anymore. This question of IF translators are being taken care of, should be answered by the international community, they are failing the war there, they hired translators and they are the reasons why these translators are in risk. All these translators thought they are taking part in a campaign to bring security in the region and there would be no issues for them living in a expected peaceful Afghanistan, these HEROs really were doing a great service for their beloved Afghanistan. No where is HOME. The records for the immigration offices in EU countries are seemed not updated and are trying to say it’s safe for Afghan translators to live in one another city of Afghanistan… We translators understand how easy it’s for the insurgents to find out about translators, hence, they are everywhere, even in the government (Hard to believe). Eventually, International community should do something about it, in no time.

Zaki

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hi sir

iam Reshad Ahmadi from Afghanistan i worked since 1991 with US ARMY in kandahar province now iam in danger of Taliban they in Date of 1/1/2012 sant notice to my family they said if your son not leave this country i will cute his nick so now iam live in secrate palace iam not going to city no walking any palace becouse i afaird i have also notice latter of taliban i keep to myself i want to US Goverment to sant me to UNITED STATE
Thanks
Reshad Ahmadi

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I am Afghan national (sep/03/2012)
My life is completely at risk due to my employment services with U.S military and coalition forces in Afghanistan. I am not safe as my family members are receiving consecutive direct and indirect threats due to my employment with Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban and Al-Qaeda are distributing night letters and warning all local employees with employment with Coalition Forces to quit jobs. If not, we will be punished with execution or assassination. My family members are receiving suggestions such as your son or brother should quit job before you or him are killed. Due to these threats they are mentally affected and are asking me to stop performing my employment with Coalition Forces.I have started my employment t services as an interpreter and translator with U.S military and coalition forces at military bases from 2009-2012 in different provinces, Afghanistan.

I have extremely done my best over the past seven years for a better and brighter future for my country and took part in reconstruction and rehabilitation to bring peace to the region.
Finally (8 months ago) I applied for SIV-COM program to ask for a waiver to be granted immediate asylum for my family and I through this golden opportunity but due to unspecified reasons Chief of Mission designee is not able to estimate how long the case review will take for each individual case at US Embassy Kabul.

Realities; “sometimes interpreters who go on leave never return, killed on leave while visiting his or her family”. “without Interpreters many more of US- troops would be coming home in body bags” “Many of US citizens as sons and daughters have returned home safely because of the interpreters skill”. “Interpreters are always the bridge in between the US force and local nationals”. US has really decent and loyal personalities I used to work with but the decision makers are drinking coffees at their offices and doing nothing for USA.

Eventually; I have decided to go illegally to humanist country for asylum. Waiting for U.S immigrant visa is just deceiving family and self and its too great a risk for me and my family as we are on the edge of death.I have been blown up in military trucks by ground mines,and i have been shot with a grenade launcher from enemies of peace.this is the only hope we have for a better future and peaceful life.

Yours very sincerely;
Khalid khan

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Hello to all whom we worked with . this is on of the interpreters who has worked for the last 8 years in different provinces of Afghanistan supporting US war against terrorism. At first years of my employment we were respected , and we were thought as members of the team. but , in process of time this changed. we got disrespected , and used as a servant in some cases . we all got life threatening warnings by Mullahs, TB , and other insurgents. recently MEP cut some of our pay and also, non of the interpreters have any days off with pay. all the interpreters applied for Chief of Mission in order to go to US to have a safer life. every one got a hope that soon they will go to US and start a new life , but it did not happen as interpreters expected it . this process is very slow . MEP is getting greedier. they want to make more money , but they never think how to take care of their employees , all they think is (Dollar bills) . I hope that this webpage will help all the local national interpreters to let the US leaders know that what situation we are in , what problems we have , what demands we have , and the most important thing is that our life is in danger . I hope that they take an action as soon as possible.

sincerely
naqib

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Hello

I use to work for DynCorp for about 2 years but due to some threats i had to leave the country and came to europe since i hade no chance to go to USA.
Now i am in Danmark struggling with life in refugee camps i have shown my documents to goverment of danmark but its been 15 months that i got refusal most of the people got mentally sick in camps and no one is hearing to them I got concern of having somthing in my neck that maybe its cancer because it gets bigger day by day but they gave me an appointmen with specialist after 2 months so please tell me was it my fult to work with nato forces that danmark is also a member. I am regreating that why i worked with nato , i have had COM case at NVC finally i went to interview and its been 5 months that i am waiting for my USA visa its really hard to wait and i dont know what is gonna happend and what should I do I am completly lost my tallent is gone i have B.A degree but i lost what ever i have had in my mind so please if you could help me by giving me an advise i would really appreciate it
alos i have many other sad story about camps of danmark that i wanna share with people and human rights but i dont know how and where can hear me here is no democrasy europe is the most berocratic goverments in whole world in asylum system here is no humanity for refugee they take care of the dogs more than asylum here .

thanks regards .

regards

Ahmad

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Dear Hero brothers,

For our those Hero Interpreter and Translator brothers who have made to EU countries just because the SIV and COM were taking for ever and they were seriously being threatened in Afghanistan. They have sought Asylum around the world particularly European countries … Follow this link which is about the UNHCR ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR ASSESSING THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION NEEDS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS FROM AFGHANISTAN, step on to page 8 and then the title: Civilians Associated with or Perceived as Supportive of ISAF… It has the links to the cases and news links about how badly the Afghan locals who have worked for coalition and ISAF/ NATO forces are in danger in Afghanistan.

Below is the link:
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/pdfid/4d0b55c92.pdf

Hope it might be an asset, too,

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Hello to all whom we worked with . this is on of the interpreters who has worked for the last 8 years in different provinces of Afghanistan supporting US war against terrorism. At first years of my employment we were respected , and we were thought as members of the team. but , in process of time this changed. we got disrespected , and used as a servant in some cases . we all got life threatening warnings by Mullahs, TB , and other insurgents. recently MEP cut some of our pay and also, non of the interpreters have any days off with pay.  all the interpreters applied for Chief of Mission in order to go to US to have a safer life. every one got a hope that soon they will go to US and start a new life , but it did not happen as interpreters expected it . this process is very slow .  MEP is getting greedier. they want to make more money , but they never think how to take care of their employees , all they think is (Dollar bills) . I hope that this webpage will help all the local national interpreters to let the US leaders know that what situation we are in , what problems we have , what demands we have , and the most important thing is that our life is in danger . I hope that they take an action as soon as possible.

sincerely
naqib

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Dear Sir/madam!
I have been working with US forces since 22 September 2010 until present. I served as a linguist for the Marine Corps from 1 November 2010 until June 2011. During that time I have conducted combat operations in various areas of southern Sangin District in Helmand province. This is known as the most dangerous place in the world as it was described by the BBC. I have been involved in direct fire engagements with the enemy, and exposed to improvised Explosive Devices (IED). I have treated and assisted locals who were struck by IEDs, confiscated IED making materials, conducted census operations all while partnered with the Afghanistan National Army (ANA). The location has been some of the most kinetic in the country. During this time I saw a reporter from BBC News and during the combat missions he took some video clips by the name of bomb valley that were shown on the BBC one broad cast. After several days had past, I had heard that I was recognizing by my relatives in Logar province in that video and they threaded me of killing and my other relatives are also informed of this that we going to kill Srosh, because I am working with US forces. I was also told by the other Linguist that they saw me on YouTube website. The link is down in this letter. From that day on I have been afraid for my life and I am sure that the enemies also saw the video and recognize me. I feel because of this video clip my life is in danger. My relatives suggested the only way that to save my life is to get out of Afghanistan. I am hopeful that he US government will approved my Visa, and I will make a promise to the US government that I will follow and respect the US government and I don’t want to do anything against the Security of the US. My hopes and dream are to become an American citizen and join the United States Marine.

Ahmad Shah Srosh

 

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