1 Sep 2021

Afghanistan: Queen, PM and politicians need to help women evacuate, says former Afghan MP

The Afghan MP interviewed in Paraic O’Brien’s report was Maryam Koofi.

Earlier today, we spoke to her sister, Fawzia Koofi, a former MP and women’s rights activist who was held under house arrest by the Taliban.

She escaped and is in Doha.

We asked her whether she was in touch with her colleagues who hadn’t been able to leave and are now in hiding.