Afghan MP receives courage award

Today she's in London to receive the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya award - given to courageous women who've defended human rights.

Channel 4, October 6, 2008
By: Sue Turton

Sue Turton met Afghan MP, Malalai Joya who is in London to receive an award for her work in defending human rights

She's been called the bravest woman in Afghanistan for publicly denouncing those she considers war criminals, standing up for womens' rights and campaigning on behalf of rape victims. Malalai Joya's work has been widely honoured abroad, but back the outspoken MP has faced suspension, hostility, and even death threats.

Today she's in London to receive the prestigious Anna Politkovskaya award - given to courageous women who've defended human rights.



Sticking with Afghanistan Sue Turton has an exclusive interview with the extraordinary Malalai Joya - an Afghanistan female politician who has won an international award for her crusade against rape. She's been hailed as the bravest woman in Afghanistan, which became even more poignant after the killing of Malalai Kakar, Kandahar's outspoken female policewoman.