Nest is fundraising to support our sponsorship of former Afghan prosecutor Rohi Rasa and her husband Mojeeb to Saskatoon.
Rohi and Mojeeb, both lawyers, worked in the Attorney’s General Office of Afghanistan.
Rohi was the head of appellate section of Illegal Asset Recovery, where she and her staff identified and confiscated property and other assets held by criminals such as the drug mafia, who had close ties with the Taliban. When the Taliban seized power in August 2021, they released the criminals Rohi’s department had helped to jail.
In September 2021, the Taliban launched house-to-house searches looking for Rohi and other government officials. Prosecutors and judges were at the top of their list. To date, 19 Afghan prosecutors have been killed.
Rohi and Mojeeb fled the country. Nest responded to their plea for refugee sponsorship. They arrived in Saskatoon on August 30!
Nest needs $24,000 to support Rohi and Mojeeb for their first year in Saskatoon. All donations to Nest Saskatoon are tax deductible.
You can donate in one of three ways:
1. Mail your cheque payable to Nest Saskatoon to: Nest treasurer Shakiba Jalal, 37 Phillips Cres, Saskatoon, Sk. S7H 3M9. Tell us it is for Rohi and Mojeeb. Make sure you include your mailing address so we can send you a charitable tax receipt.
2. E-transfer your donation for Rohi and Mojeeb to: Nest Treasurer Shakiba (along with your mailing address for tax receipt) to: email@example.com
3. Canada Helps: Send Nest your donation through Canada Helps. Choose fund #3: Afghan prosecutor Rohi Rasa. Canada Helps will issue your charitable tax receipt:
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