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A refugee’s story: ‘The execution order came for my mum’

When Fariba Amiri gave a speech to her community in Afghanistan advocating for women's rights, she anticipated some backlash.

But she never expected the speech in 2000 to travel far and wide, resulting in an order for her to be executed.

  • Carys Betteley
  • BBC

A year-long journey to safety in Cardiff followed, with the added worry of her son’s complex heart condition.

Her middle child, Hamed Amiri who was just 10 at the time, has put their experiences into writing with a book – The Boy With Two Hearts – due to be published this month.

  • ‘The execution order came for my mum’

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