“They didn’t take my things because they were not thieves, they were the Taliban,” the victim said. “They wanted to kill me.”
As Afghanistan deals with humanitarian emergencies, the Taliban's anti-LGBTQ+ violence is one of the numerous challenges facing the country.
Canada previously said it would take in 40,000 Afghan refugees after U.S.-led forces left Afghanistan in August.
News of the list comes only days after a Taliban spokesperson said the group would not recognize LGBTQ+ rights.
“[LGBTQ+ people in Afghanistan] don’t know if we will be alive tomorrow or not,” the victim said. “I think the whole world doesn’t think about that.
The violence of the detention system falls hardest on people already facing persecution and bias because of their sexuality or gender identity.
The man said the Taliban tracked down and killed his boyfriend shortly after taking Kabul.