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Afghan women who used to be judges try to flee the Taliban

Following the American invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the country saw sweeping reforms, including in its courts, with the appointment of more than 250 female judges. But with the withdrawal of U.S. forces last August and the Taliban takeover, the jobs and lives of those female judges were put at risk. Christopher Booker reports on the efforts to help get them to safety in a new country.

Episode 187

6m 19s

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