One pregnant news reporter was left with no choice but to turn to the Taliban for help after being unable to return to her own homeland.
According to local media reports, pregnant media journalist Charlotte Bellis was stranded in Afghanistan and despite her numerous pleas to return back to New Zealand, she just couldn’t find a way out.
For that reason, she has now been forced to turn to the Taliban for assistance in the matter as New Zealand’s strict COVID-19 rules and regulations come into play by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Bellis who works as a broadcast journalist claims she has made use of every last resort to get her out of the war-torn nation but they have all been in vain.
“I found out that I was pregnant in the month of September and I needed to return,” she revealed. But despite sending out more than 59 documents for submission to officials in New Zealand, she’s still stranded.
The journalist claims that she has fulfilled all her legal documentation as stated but her bid to go back home to New Zealand was rejected continually. And now, her helplessness in the situation has left her with one final way out and that’s via assistance from the Taliban in this matter.
Bellis hopes to achieve sympathy from a regime that is deemed to be one of the world’s most oppressed powers but keeping that notion aside, she still has hopes for a miracle exit.
Bellis also spoke about the horrors of being pregnant in Afghanistan which is sometimes considered to be a death sentence due to the poor condition of maternity care in the country and the lack of expertise for surgical operations.
In her final plea aimed at the Goverment of New Zealand, the reporter mentioned: “To the NZ Government, I ask what do you want me to do? I am a New Zealander who got pregnant. I have done nothing wrong.”