Nearly 100 ex-interpreters gathered near French embassy in Kabul holding banners calling for protection and solidarity from former employer.
Rob Lawrie was instead given a fine for placing a child in danger after trying leave Calais for the UK last october with a 4-year-old Afghan girl.
Rob Lawrie, 49, stands trial in Boulogne on Thursday for trying to smuggle young Afghan girl from miserable migrant camp to join her aunt in UK.
Threatened at home, only 73 of the 258 former Afghan auxiliaries in French army who requested visas to live in France have been granted them.
The men, three of them tried in their absence, were part of terrorist network that trained in Afghanistan and reportedly planned attacks in France.