The New Zealand reporter said she was stranded in Afghanistan and forced to turn to the Taliban for help after requests to return home were rejected

The deputy prime minister Grant Robertson said the ministry for business, innovation and employment, which manages the quarantine system known as MIQ, has offered Charlotte Bellis an MIQ voucher. “There is a place in MIQ for Miss Bellis, and I urge her to take it,” Robertson said.

Bellis discovered she was pregnant a short time after gaining international attention in 2021 for questioning Taliban leaders about their treatment of women and girls. She is due to give birth in May.

She resigned from Al Jazeera in November and had no choice but to leave Qatar, where she was usually based, because sex outside marriage is illegal.

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