Officials of New Zealand request a stranded New Zealander journalist in AFG to reapply

by Aamaj News

Reuters quoting the officials of New Zealand’s immigration and health departments reported that Charlotte Bellis’ case has been rejected because of breaching the limitation of COVID restrictions.

These officials have said that the case needs more explanation, and requested Charlotte Bellis to reapply in coming 14 days.

Journalist Charlotte Bellis said in an article in the New Zealand Herald that she could not return from Afghanistan, where she had been reporting, after Ardern’s government rejected her application for an exemption to gain entry.

After the denial of her case, Taliban gave her refuge. Regarding this issue she said, “when the Taliban offers you – a pregnant, unmarried woman – safe haven, you know your situation is messed up.”

According to reports New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is keeping herself in quarantine because of COVID-19.


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