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Afghanistan: Former female prosecutors in hiding to escape retaliation

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2021 14:29 IST


Kabul [Afghanistan], September 22 (ANI): Afghanistan's former female prosecutors are in hiding, fearing retaliation from those who were once jailed after their judgments and have now been released.
Many prisoners in Afghanistan have been freed by the Taliban after they took over the country last month.
The female prosecutors claim that ex-prisoners are searching for them to take revenge. One female judge said that she has been repeatedly called by unknown numbers after the Taliban took over the country, The Khaama Press News Agency reported.

Many female judges who could manage to flee from Afghanistan are now abroad, but hundreds of female judges are still hiding in the country.
The female prosecutors usually handled the cases of women's rights violation, women's torture, rapes, murder, and family harassment.
Along with other female employees in Afghanistan, female prosecutors have also been at their homes and have been told not to go to their jobs, The Khaama Press News Agency reported. (ANI)

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