Fearing for their lives: Rescuing Afghanistan’s women judges
23 July 2022 | 10:02 am
As August 15 marks one year since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, we again report on the plight of Afghan women. Annette Young talks to Fawzia Aminy, a Supreme Court judge who managed to escape to Britain via Greece within weeks of Kabul falling, and to the woman who helped facilitate her rescue, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute. The two are seeking to help those women left behind.
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