Noori called on the global sporting community to help, because “if we raise our own voices in Afghanistan, our voices will be cut off”.
“We ask all international, Olympic athletes and members of the Olympic Committee to help us so that we can get to a better place, even if it means to go to another country to continue our activities,” she said.
Zahra, 22, another member of the national team, also feels “helpless”.
“Even the men don’t have all their freedoms,” she said, adding the Taliban were “the same Taliban of the past”.
“Just as men are being allowed to study, women should be allowed to do so as well. They shouldn’t obstruct the path of girls and women.”