- The Washington Times - Friday, January 16, 2015

The Afghan man who risked his life to save Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in 2005 is now seeking asylum in the U.S. due to increased threats on his life by the Taliban.

Mohammed Gulab came to Mr. Luttrell’s aid when the now-retired SEAL was on the brink of death and hunted by Taliban warriors, but since that time his home has been razed, one of his relatives was killed, and he has regularly received death threats.

“They attacked him. They shot him. They’ve put [rocket-propelled grenades] through his household,” New York immigration attorney Michael Wildes told CBS Wednesday. “He’s been living and hiding, and never in the same place in the same evening.”

Mr. Wildes is now working is working pro bono to try and bring Mr. Gulab to the U.S.

“That means the U.N. That means Homeland Security. That means a lot of officials have to sign off on this,” Mr. Wildes told CBS. “I’m prayerful that they will.”



The story of SEAL Team 10, Operation Redwing, and Mr. Luttrell’s fight to stay alive in the mountains of Afghanistan was adapted into the 2013 film “Lone Survivor,” which made $125 million domestically.

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