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An Afghan Woman Who Stands Up to the Warlords

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Monday, 18 August 2008 00:00

Is Malalai Joya the Bravest Woman in Afghanistan?

By FAROOQ SULEHRIA, CounterPunch, August 18, 2008

Joya in Canada

Afghanistan lives in the fear of the US-sponsored war lords. These hated warlords are not scared by the Taliban-monster raising its head in the south. Ironically, they live in the fear of an unarmed girl in her late twenties: Malalai Joya. To silence Joya’s defiant voice, war lords dominating national parliament, suspended Joy’s membership for three years in 2007. Earlier, at almost every parliamentary session she attended, she had her hair pulled or physically attacked and called names (‘whore’). ‘They even threatened me in the parliament with rape’, she says. But she neither toned down her criticism of war lords (‘they must be tried’) nor US occupation (‘war on terror’ is a mockery). Understandably, she’s been declared the ‘bravest woman in Afghanistan’ and even compared with Aung Sun Suu Kyi.

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A Salute to Malalai Joya - Afghanistan's Tom Paine

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Friday, 08 August 2008 00:00

You never heard of Malalai Joya because, like most of the Afghan populace, she wants the Americans to leave Afghanistan too!

By Jake, the Champion of the Constitution (Libertarian), Nolan Chart, August 8, 2008

Malalai Joya, a brave lady and banned legislator from Afghanistan, fights for justice, human rights, and democracy. She battles both the Warlords in power, the Taliban... and the American Government, which is probably why you have never heard of her.

Malalai Joya winner of Cinema for Peace Award

Malalai Joya, an elected representative to Afghanistan’s parliament since the American invasion, is most famous for publicly denouncing the warlords at the constitutional convention in 2003.

She has survived four assassination attempts.

She speaks out for the women of Farah in a land and time where they have little or no voice.

She speaks out against the Taliban, who used theocratic rule to oppress women and all dissent.

She speaks out against the warlords who ruined the country once before already in the 1990s after the sacrifice of the freedom fighters who fought for their freedom against the Soviets, and are ruining it again after taking power in the political vacuum America explicitly created for them.

Read more: A Salute to Malalai Joya - Afghanistan's Tom Paine

 

زنی يکه تاز و خستگی ناپذير

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Saturday, 26 July 2008 09:48

به عنوان يک زن سکولار در اين ده ساله بارها تهديد به مرگ شده و حتی در محيط پارلمان نيز او را تهديد به تجاوز کرده اند.

شکوه ميرزادگی، سکولاریزم نو، ۵ مرداد ۱۳۸۷ ـ ۲۶ ژوئيه ۲۰۰۸

Malalai Joya winner of Cinema for Peace Award
جویا بعد از دریافت جایزه سینما برای صلح در برلین

پنج شنبه ی گذشته روزنامه لوموند فرانسه، که از پر تيراژ ترين نشريات فرانسه است، يک صفحه خود را به گفتگويي با خانم «ملالی جويا» يکی از مهم ترين چهره های معاصر افغانستان، اختصاص داد. بنا بر نوشته ی لوموند، ملالی جويا ـ که مدتی قبل از «ولسی جرگه»، يا مجلس شورای افغانستان، بيرون رانده شده اکنون زندگی مخفی و سختی را در افغانستان می گذراند و ناچار است از ترس مخالفين خشن و بی رحم با روبنده و محافظ رفت و آمد کند.

چندی پيش ملالی جويا، در پی يک سخنرانی اعتراضی شديد به مجاهدين، مجلس را «طويله خانه» خواند و به جرم «توهين به خانه ی ملت» نمايندگی اش به حالت تعليق درآمد.

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رویایی برای افغانستان آینده

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Written by مردم سالاری Saturday, 26 July 2008 04:36

مخالفان ملالی جویا علاوه بر تهدید از هیچ توهینی هم به او خودداری نکرده

مردم سالاری، نسخه شماره ۱۸۵۵ - ۱۳۸۷/۰۵/۰۵

ملالی جویا

روزنامه فرانسوی لوموند، در شماره روز پنجشنبه خود یک صفحه کامل را به معرفی خانم ملالی جویا- نماینده برکنار شده پارلمان افغانستان- اختصاص داده است. خانم ملالی جویا، که در پی انتقاد ازجنگ سالاران افغان که پس از سقوط طالبان در پارلمان و دیگر مراکز قدرت در کشور همچنان حضور دارند به نحوی مفتضحانه از پارلمان کنار گذاشته شد در حال حاضر به زندگی مخفی روی آورده و برای حفظ جان خود بیش از دو شب را در یک مکان بسر نمی برد و جابجائی های ضروری در کابل را نیز با برقع و محافظ و تاکسی انجام می دهد. خانم ملالی جویا در گفت وگو با خبرنگاران لوموند از این زندگی دشوار امروز و از گذشته خود و بالاخره از رویاهایش برای آینده سخن می گوید.

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INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION COMMITTEE ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF PARLIAMENTARIANS

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Thursday, 17 July 2008 00:00

CASE No. AFG/01 - MALALAI JOYA - AFGHANISTAN

Decision adopted by the Committee at its 122nd session, Geneva, 14 - 17 July 2008

The Committee,

Referring to the outline of the case of Ms. Malalai Joya, a member of the House of the People of Afghanistan, and to the resolution adopted by the Governing Council at its 182nd session (April 2008),

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گزارش مختصری از بازدید پربار ملالی جویا از هالند و بلژیک

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Monday, 09 June 2008 09:53

( ٢٣ الی ٢٩ می ٢٠٠٨ )

انجمن زنان افغان - رابعۀ بلخی ، ۹ جون ۲۰۰۸


Joya in Holland

برای رسانیدن فریاد مردم مظلوم افغانستان به گوش جهانیان، شیردخت افغان ملالی جویا در ماه می ۲۰۰۸ سخنرانی هایی در چندین شهر اروپایی داشت که بوسیله هوادارانش سازمان داده شده بود. پس از اشتراک در برنامه های متعددی در دنمارک، ستراسبورگ و شهر های مختلف ایتالیا، وی به تاریخ ۲۳ ماه می وارد هالند شد.

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Afghan champion of women’s rights

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Friday, 30 May 2008 09:59

"We believe the US and allies of the US have pushed us from the frying pan into the fire."

by Jamie van Wagtendonk, Radio Netherlands, May 30, 2008

Malalai Joya
Malalai Joya in the press conference in Kabul on April 5, 2008

In Afghanistan, most people have an opinion about Malalai Joya. She has been called a brave woman and an infidel. She has been described as a leading champion of women's rights in Afghanistan and as a communist, harmful to the fledgling democracy. Through all the controversy surrounding this young activist, her personal story offers a perspective of the fragile democracy in Afghanistan, increasingly fractured by regional, religious and gender divisions.

Malalai Joya was first elected to the Afghan parliament in 2005 when she was only 25. Last year she was indefinitely suspended from the post when she compared the legislature to a zoo. It was not the first time she got in trouble for criticizing the powerful in Afghanistan. Beginning in 2003, she emerged as a leading politician fighting for women's rights and called for the expulsion of warlords from the national government. In the firestorm that erupted from her criticisms, Joya has endured threats of rape, made even by fellow elected officials, and has survived four assassination attempts.

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دیده بان حقوق بشر خواهان برگشت یک نماینده زن به پارلمان گردید

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Wednesday, 21 May 2008 10:03

دیده بان حقوق بشر میگوید ادامه یافتن به تعلق درآمدن یک نماینده زن یک توهین به دیموکراسی در افغانستان میباشد.

ققنوس، چهارشنبه ۲۱ مه ۲۰۰۸ - ۱ جوزا ۱۳۸۷

به تعلیق در امدن یک نماینده زن و تهدید وی به مرگ یک توهین به دیموکراسی میباشد

گروهی از مدافع حقوق بشر از پارلمان افغانستان تقاضا نموده است تا به ملالی جویا یکی از نماینده گان اجازه داده شود تا دوباره به مجلس برگردد کسکه به صورت غیر قانونی از مجلس بنابر گفتارش اینکه نماینده گان پارلمان بتر از مرکب و گاو میباشد.

دیده بان حقوق بشر میگوید ادامه یافتن به تعلق درآمدن یک نماینده زن یک توهین به دیموکراسی در افغانستان میباشد.

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دیده‌ بان حقوق بشر: ملالی جویا به پارلمان بازگردد

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Wednesday, 21 May 2008 09:58

اخراج ملالی جویا از پارلمان در سال گذشته، تعهد افغانستان به دموکراسی را زیر سوال می برد.

بی بی سی فارسی، چهارشنبه ۲۱ مه ۲۰۰۸ - ۱ جوزا ۱۳۸۷

Malalai Joya
ملالی جویا به انتقاد تند از فرماندهان مجاهدین در افغانستان شهرت دارد

دیده بان حقوق بشر از پارلمان افغانستان خواسته است ملالی جویا نماینده ولایت فراه در مجلس نمایندگان را، دوباره به مجلس راه دهد.

رییس بخش آسیایی دیده بان حقوق بشر در یک اعلامیه گفته است که اخراج ملالی جویا از پارلمان در سال گذشته، تعهد افغانستان به دموکراسی را زیر سوال می برد.

خانم جویا سال گذشته در گفتگویی با یک تلویزیون خصوصی، پارلمان افغانستان را "بدتر از طویله و باغ وحش" خوانده بود.

اعضای پارلمان افغانستان می گویند در صورتی که ملالی جویا نسبت به اظهاراتش ابراز ندامت کرده و از هر دو مجلس پارلمان پوزش بخواهد، در مورد تصمیم خود به اخراج او از مجلس تجدید نظر خواهند کرد.

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Afghanistan: Reinstate Malalai Joya in Parliament

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Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:00

Suspension of Female MP One Year Ago Is Setback for Democracy

Human Rights Watch, May 21, 2008

Malalai Joya

(New York, May 21, 2008) – One year after her illegal suspension, the Afghan parliament should reinstate Malalai Joya to office, Human Rights Watch said today.

On May 21, 2007, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, the Wolesi Jirga, voted to suspend Malalai Joya, a female MP elected from Farah province. Malalai was accused of insulting the parliament and suspended until the end of her term in 2009.

Malalai’s suspension occurred after she appeared in a television interview comparing the parliament to an animal stable. Malalai told Human Rights Watch that her remarks were edited out of context. She said that her statement divided parliamentarians into two groups – one of which was working to uphold democratic principles while the other was undermining them, thereby serving the Afghan population even less than animals in a stable. Malalai has since received numerous death threats by phone and “night letters” (posted threats) and now lives in hiding. She receives no security protection from parliament or the government.

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Canada silent as Afghanistan's democracy stifled

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Monday, 19 May 2008 00:00

Despite these dangers, the Afghan authorities have apparently removed Ms. Joya’s security detail

By Alexa McDonough, Rabble News, May 19, 2008

Alexa McDonough Alexa McDonough

Malalai Joya has a low tolerance for high-level corruption among public figures, elected and appointed, and she's never been shy about saying so.

Viewed by some as courageous, others as foolhardy, in my view her outspoken criticism cannot constitute legitimate grounds for permanent expulsion, without due process and with no appeal procedure from Afghanistan's Parliament to which she was democratically elected by her people. Neither is it acceptable for Canada's Prime Minister, four Cabinet Ministers, and one Parliamentary Secretary to refuse to comment, let alone express concerns to the Karzai government. Disgracefully, that is precisely what has happened.

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Open Letter of Canadian MP Alexa McDonough to Prime Minister of Canada

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Monday, 05 May 2008 00:00

Mr. Prime Minister, you have avoided several explicit opportunities over the past year to address the unacceptability of Malalai Joya’s treatment.

Alexa McDonough, MP Halifax, May 5, 2008

Alexa McDonough

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
312S Centre Block, House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister,

I write to urge you and your ministers to finally break your silence on the quashing of Afghanistan MP Ms. Malalai Joya’s parliamentary rights and privileges.

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Resolution on Joya adopted unanimously by the IPU Governing Council at its 182nd session

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Friday, 18 April 2008 00:00

AFGHANISTAN: CASE N° AFG/01 - MALALAI JOYA (Cape Town, 18 April 2008)

Inter-Parliamentary Union, April 18, 2008

Malalai Joya

The Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union,

Having before it the case of Ms. Malalai Joya of Afghanistan, which has been the subject of a study and report of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians following the Procedure for the treatment by the Inter-Parliamentary Union of communications concerning violations of the human rights of members of parliament,

Read more: Resolution on Joya adopted unanimously by the IPU Governing Council at its 182nd session

 

پروژه ملالی جویا به شفاخانه عمومی فراه

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Tuesday, 08 April 2008 15:53

کمیته دفاع از ملالی جویا، ۲۰ حمل ۱۳۸۷ـ ۸ اپریل ۲۰۰۸

Farah Hospital

در جریان چند سفر اخیر ملالی جویا به آلمان، امریکا و ایتالیا، وی کمک های متفرقه نقدی از هواداران و دوست دارانش دریافت داشته بود که برای اهداف انسانی‌اش به مصرف برساند.

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Malalai Joya launches a project for the Civil Hospital in Farah

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Tuesday, 08 April 2008 00:00

Defense Committee for Malalai Joya, April 8, 2008

Farah Hospital

Malalai Joya received some monetary donations from her individual supporters and well-wishers during her tours to Germany, the USA and Italy in the past few months.

Joya decided to spend this approximately US$30,000 donation for public services in Farah province. She consulted some tribe elders and sought their opinions. Most of them wanted the money to be utilized for a waiting area in the Farah Civil Hospital because many families coming from faraway districts with their patients had to stay the night in the porch of the hospital in either summer or winter with a lot of difficulties.

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