Trapped in Kabul, Prominent Afghan Women Fear Retribution Under Taliban Rule


By Sune Engel Rasmussen
Nabila worked for six years as a judge. Now, fearing for her life, she moves every three or four days from one house to another. (Sandra Calligaro/ The Wall Street Journal)

KABUL—Nabila, a 31-year-old Afghan judge, used to grant divorces to the wives of militants while their husbands languished in prison. Two days after the Taliban captured Kabul on Aug. 15 and emptied prisons across the country, she received threatening calls from several of these men.

She broke her SIM card, packed light and went into hiding.

Publish : 2021-09-24 19:07:00

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