Running For Her Life Afghan Athlete Seeks Asylum in Europe

Mehboba Ahdyar was to be the poster-child for the Olympics but the 19-year-old Afghan runner ran away from an Italian training camp last week. She has since told her parents she is too scared of reprisals and plans to seek asylum in Europe.
Mehboba Ahdyar has opted to seek asylum instead of competing in the Olympics.

Mehboba Ahdyar has opted to seek asylum instead of competing in the Olympics.

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