Yvonne Ridley was born 23 April 1958. She is an English writer who was a seat of the National Committee of the now-defunct Respect Party. Yvonne Ridley was caught by the Taliban in Afghanistan on 28 September 2001, and held for 11 days, while working for the Sunday Express. In the days prior to the start of the US-drove intrusion of Afghanistan, subsequent to being denied a passageway visa, she chose to pursue the case of BBC columnist John Simpson, who had crossed the boundary anonymously in a burqa.
She entered on 26 September, and burned through two days covert in Afghanistan. It was on her arrival, going with her helpers, that she was exposed when the donkey she was on thrown and her camera was seen by a Taliban trooper. She was blamed for being a covert operative, which conveyed a capital punishment, and at any rate confronted imprison for illicitly entering Afghanistan.
The distributer of Express Daily papers, Richard Desmond, sent a group a mediators to talk straightforwardly with Taliban authorities at the Afghan Consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan. It before long turned out to be clear the administration needed neither cash nor help however evidence that Ridley was a historical journalist. The English high chief to Pakistan, Hilary Synnott, met the Taliban represetative in Islamabad, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, and requested her discharge. Following her discharge on 8 October, Ridley was guided to the border, where she was given over to the Pakistani experts. It had been expected this would be risked by the surrounding of Afghan focuses as a feature of the War in Afghanistan that had initiated the earlier day.
Ridley uncovered that she had kept a hidden journal inside a crate for a toothpaste tube and in within a cleanser wrapper. She had been on craving strike all through her bondage and portrayed her experience as startling yet she was not physically stung. It unfolded that during the cross examinations to build up her character she had insulted her captors.
After her discharge, her guides Jan Ali and Nagibullah Muhmand, and as well his five-year-old little daughter Basmena, were held in jail in Kabul. Something like three of Muhmand’s relatives were likewise captured for helping Ridley after the Taliban built up the film in her camera. All were therefore discharged without charge or damage.
Transformation to Islam
Amid her bondage she was asked by one from her captors to change over to Islam; she can’t, yet gave her promise she would read carefully the Quran after her discharge. Once liberated, she kept this guarantee and read the Quran searching for a clarification of the treatment of ladies by the Taliban, however reached the resolution there was none. Rather she chose it was “a magna carta for ladies”, saying, “the Quran clarifies that ladies are equivalent in other worldliness, worth and instruction. What everybody overlooks is that Islam is perfect; individuals are most certainly not.” Ridley believes that Islam gives ‘enormous rights’ for females, yet that ladies are not adequately educated about them.
She changed over to Islam amidst 2003, guaranteeing that her new confidence has helped put behind her broken relational unions and grasp “the greatest and the best family on the planet.”