1TV: Niloofar Rahmani, who became Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force, has been granted asylum in the United States. Rahmani requested asylum in U.S. after completing 18-month training course in the country. She won asylum after 16-month wait. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News January 2, 2017 Afghanistan’s first female fixed wing pilot in the country’s air force awaits a response to her asylum request to the United States, which she filed last month after receiving threats from Taliban insurgents, according to her lawyer. “Her reason for seeking asylum in the United States is she’s in fear
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s first female pilot Nilofar Rahmani has dismissed reports of her apparent move to seek asylum in the U.S and reaffirmed her commitment to serve Afghanistan. Following a report published in the New York Times, Rahmani sent a letter to the Afghan Air Force and to TOLOnews stating that she had been misunderstood and
Reuters: There was an angry reaction in Afghanistan to news that the first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force was requesting asylum in the United States after completing an 18-month training course. The Afghan Defense Ministry confirmed on Sunday that Captain Niloofar Rahmani, 25, had sought asylum after the Wall Street Journal quoted
Tolo News: Nilofar Rahmani, an Afghan pilot who won an international bravery award for women in 2015, and went to the Unites States for training has said she is not ready to return home. According to the New York Times she said due to the deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan she is not willing