Bashir Naderi and Nicole Cooper
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'I'm scared', says Cardiff student Bashir Naderi

A Cardiff student who saw his own father executed by the Taliban says he is scared of being deported to Afghanistan.

Bashir Naderi, 19, said witnessing the death is a "nightmare that is with me always".

Last month a judge halted his deportation just hours before he was due to board the plane.

He has lived in Wales for nine years after his mother paid traffickers to bring him to the UK.

A petition organised by his girlfriend Nicole Cooper has already had 14,000 signatures, with support from AMs, MPs and celebrities, including singers Cerys Matthews and Charlotte Church.

  • 24 Nov 2016