28 Feb '13, 5pm

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An interpreter working for the U.S. Army interviews villagers in Logar province in 2010. Many translators who worked for American forces now fear for their life because of their affiliation and are frustrated with delays in getting visas to the U.S. Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes KABUL — The phone calls come at night, the threats always the same: leave your job or lose your head. “Every minute, every moment I’m in my house,” Wiyar, an interpreter with the U.S. military in volatile Kunar province, said of his fear of being attacked. “I’m not sleeping till midnight. I’m scared I’ll be attacked by insurgents. Every time I go home, I wear a scarf over my face so people don’t recognize me.” Wiyar is one of scores of interpreters who have been waiting months or years to get a special U.S. visa for Afghans who have worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government and who now fear f...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/interpreters-hope-visa-comes-...

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