President Aschraf Ghani killed: Daughter Mariam lives as an artist in New York – Politics abroad

Oppression, rape, the most brutal punishments for violating the ultra-conservative Sharia law – for women in Afghanistan, with the Taliban storming the country, hell on earth is returning.

The artist life of Mariam Ghani (42) in her stylish New York loft, on the other hand, looks like it is from another planet.

Mariam is the daughter of the slain Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (72), who fled into exile in Dubai after the Taliban came to power with his closest friends. He is accused of taking huge amounts of cash and abandoning his country.

Foto: action press

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Ashraf Ghani (72) is said to have fled Kabul with bags full of moneyFoto: action press

Ghani described these representations as “character assassination”, he fled with slippers and arrived in his current host country with “empty hands”, he said in a video statement on Wednesday.

Of all this – and the terrible situation of women in Afghanistan – daughter Mariam in the New York borough of Brooklyn does not notice much.

► Born in New York and raised in Maryland, she now works as a visual artist and filmmaker. In Brooklyn, she enjoys a rather unconventional lifestyle. Her work can be seen in some of the world’s most prestigious museums, including the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York and the Tate Gallery of Modern Art in London, reports the „New York Post“.

According to the report, it is unclear whether she has contact with her father or knows where he is currently. In a post on Instagram, Ghani said she was “angry and grieving and terrified for family, friends and colleagues who have stayed behind in Afghanistan.” She is also “working feverishly to do everything I can for her”.

Mariam Ghani rarely speaks about her father’s political work. In an interview with the „New York Times“ In 2015 she called her father “remarkable”. In the art world, however, there are many people who do not even know that she is the daughter of the (now exiled) Afghan president. “And that’s better that way,” said Mariam Ghani at the time.

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