Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Malalai Joya decries current situation in Afghanistan

In an interview with Australia’s Daily Telgraph published today, Malalai Joya, a parliamentarian with the Afghan National Assembly, says that the dreams of progress brought on by the 2005 elections have not been realized. On her trip to Australia, Malalai will attempt to convey this message and raise awareness on the situation in her home country.

“Everyone wants to be alive, especially the young generation,” Malalai says. “They have lots of hopes, but right now I have no personal hopes because first I am thinking of our people, who have no kind of liberation, no education and who have no human rights – particularly the women of Afghanistan.”

She encourages Australia to act independently of the United States, as Malalai has suggested that U.S. support of former Northern Alliance members in Afghan government has only destabilized the country further, since she considers many warlords and criminals.

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