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Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

File photo of young women in school
File photo of young women in school
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EVERY WEEK, WE bring you a round-up of the best longreads of the past seven days in Sitdown Sunday.

And now, every weeknight, we bring you an evening longread to enjoy which will help you to escape the news cycle. 

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Female judges in Afghanistan

In the wake of the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan, female judges in the country have found themselves fearing for their lives.

(The New York Times, approx 8 mins reading time)

Within days, Nabila said, she began receiving death threat calls from former prisoners. She moved out of her house in Kabul and went into hiding as she sought ways to leave Afghanistan with her husband and three young daughters. “I lost my job and now I can’t even go outside or do anything freely because I fear these freed prisoners,” Nabila said by phone from a safe house. “A dark future is awaiting everyone in Afghanistan, especially female judges.”

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