The Taliban, who has assured the world population that it will not infringe on women's or human rights in its new government, is proving time and time again that their words are empty promises.
One man gay man, who in an interview with ITV went by the pseudonym Hanan for his protection, is one of the Taliban's LGBTQ victims.
Hanan said that he had been speaking with a man on social media for three weeks before agreeing to meet. That man reportedly promised a safe way for Hanan to get out of Afghanistan amidst the Taliban takeover.
Who arrived instead of the man was two Taliban members, who proceeded to brutally attack Hanan.
"Two people raped him, they beat him, and then demanded his father's number so they could tell him his son was gay," according to ITV.
Speaking with ITV, Afghan LGBTQ activist Artemis Akbary said that the possibility of death under the Taliban rule for LGBTQ people is greater than ever before.
"They are trying to tell the world 'we are changed and we don't have problems with women's rights or human rights' - but they are lying," said Akbary. "The Taliban hasn't changed, because their ideology hasn't change."
According to ITV, their ideology holds that same sex relationships are punishable by death.
In the case of Hanan, Akbary warned that this will not be an isolated incident.
"They'll make a profile account and deceive LGBT+ people by pretending they're a member of the community," said Akbary. ""My friends in Afghanistan are scared, they don't know what will happen to them in the future so they're just trying to hide."
As US and allied forced withdrew their final troops from Afghanistan on Monday, activists warn that the worst is yet to come for LGBTQ people stranded in the country.
Kimahli Powell, chief executive at Rainbow Road, told ITV that "All signs indicate that people will face real danger in the weeks and months to come."
Rainbow Road, in coordination with Stonewall, helped get vulnerable LGBTQ people out of Afghanistan by providing an extensive list of those requiring assistance.
"The consistent message from those individuals is that they are in fear of their lives, but what happens if they cannot escape?"