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Hope for Afghan translators

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A Greek lawyer has called for 11 Afghan translators and their families that worked for years with the Hellenic Special Battalion Afghanistan to be brought to Greece.

“They speak better Greek than many natives – and the Greek commanders always assured them that Greece would not forget them if things went awry in Kabul,” said Konstantinos Mortopoulos in a Facebook post.

Mortopoulos, who has also worked as a consultant to NATO for a number of years, stressed if Kabul falls to the Taliban “they will be among the first to be tortured or executed.”

Speaking to Kathimerini he said their families include including 20 children.

“They are Pashtuns. The biggest problem is that they do not have a passport,” he said