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An Afghan pair who managed to make it to the Tokyo Paralympics despite the confusion arising from the Taliban’s return to power have been granted humanitarian visas by Australia, a lawyer involved in their evacuation said Wednesday.

Alison Battisson of Human Rights for All stressed, however, that the two, Taekwondo athlete Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli, who competed in the men’s long jump this week, “need to be given the space to decide what they want to do” after the world’s largest sporting event for people with disabilities is over.

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