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Malalai Joya

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Malalai Joya

An advocate for womens rights--particularly rape victims--and elected member of the Afghan Parliament from Farah province, Malalai Joya is an outspoken critic of warlords and war criminals in her country's government. She was suspended from Parliament in 2007 on grounds that she had insulted other lawmakers.


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Seven years after the US invasion, Afghanistan is still chained to the fundamentalist warlords and the Taliban. Women and children suffer the most.