The Guardian. 'Frozen Out: the US interpreters abandoned on Europe’s border'
Frozen out: the US interpreters abandoned on Europe's border
Ahmad and Mati served the US military as interpreters during the war in Afghanistan, but like many others who did so they haven’t been granted visas to emigrate to the US. With their lives threatened by the Taliban, they joined migrants heading for western Europe only to find themselves trapped in Serbia on the wrong side of impenetrable borders
This film was originally published in February 2017. It has been re-edited to conceal the identity of our lead character, whose name has been changed for his protection.