Last month, a horrifying video circulated on social media in Uganda. It shows Reuters photographer, James Akena, surrounded by Uganda Peoples Defense Force soldiers who beat him as he raised his hands in the air in surrender. He was unarmed and held only his camera. Akena suffered deep cuts to his head and injuries on his hands, neck and fingers for which he had to be hospitalized. He is yet to resume work. But a
On Aug 15th, the day Kabul fell to the Taliban, Basir and his family made their first attempt to get into the airport and onto a plane. It would be nearly a month before they escaped into Pakistan. Over the next weeks they would be beaten at Taliban checkpoints, endure crushing crowds and be threatened and sworn at by soldiers from around the world.