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Dartay hain bandooqon walay ek nehatti larki say

Joya hardly grabs headlines in pro-Taliban mainstream Pakistani media despite being household name in Afghanistan

Farooq Sulehria, Viewpoint, 28/05/2010

Malalai Joya

It is hard to say if she is Karzai’s nemesis or Mullah Omar’s since Malalai Joya is as vocal a critic of U.S. occupation (‘sustained through Karzai and blood-thirsty war lords’) as Taliban (‘their violence is no resistance’). Recently she was named one of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ by Time magazine.

But Time allowed author Ayaan Hirsi Ali to make the announcement and distort Joya's message. Hirsi Ali, who wrote the announcement, said "hope in time she comes to see the U.S. and NATO forces in her country as her allies. She must use her notoriety, her demonstrated wit and her resilience to get the troops on her side instead of out of her country."

A furious Joya strongly reacted: "TIME has painted a false picture of me and does not mention anything at all about my struggle against the occupation of Afghanistan by the US and NATO, which is disgusting. In fact every one knows that I stand side-by-side with the glorious anti war movements around the world and have proved time and again that I will never compromise with the US And NATO who have occupied my country, empowered the most bloody enemies of my people and are killing my innocent compatriots in Afghanistan."

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‘I spoke the truth and the truth has a powerful voice’

Joya: “I will be alive or not. But I hope. I wish to be alive next to my people, to enjoy freedom and democracy in our country. One day we will have it. Yes, I am sure.”

Roger Arnold, The National Newspaper, May 26, 2010

Malalai Joya in Burqa

Seven years ago, Malalai Joya stood up and challenged the warlords of Afghanistan. Since then she has lived in the shadows, under constant threat of death. Yet still her campaign for justice goes on, and her name is spreading around the world. Roger Arnold meets her.

On December 17, 2003, a young woman stood up from the back rows of Afghanistan’s constitutional Loya Jirga, or grand assembly, and demanded to speak. “My name is Malalai Joya from Farah Province. With the permission of all those present, by the name of God and in respect of the martyrs of the path to freedom, I would like to speak. My criticism of all my compatriots is why are they allowing the legitimacy and legality of this loya jirga to come under question with the presence of those criminal warlords who brought our country to this state… They are anti-women and have ruined our country… They should be prosecuted in national and international courts … If they are forgiven by our people, the barefooted Afghan people, our history will never forgive them.”

This moment changed her life for ever. Joya, 25, had directly challenged warlords, including Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, reported to be on the CIA payroll following the American invasion and an alleged mentor to Osama bin Laden.

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Book Review: Raising My Voice: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out by Malalai Joya

If I could prescribe one book for David Cameron, Barack Obama and every other western leader to read over the summer, this would be it.

Natalie Bennett, BlogCritics.org, May 23, 2010

Raising my Voice by Malalai Joya

When I was running for the Green Party in the recent British general election, there was one issue on which I had no doubt how audiences at hustings and meetings would react positively – our call to withdraw British (and NATO) troops from Afghanistan. Surveys show around 70% of the public back that stance, and it was close to 100% of the audiences at hustings.

As I told them, I’d had in the past some doubts about our party’s policy of immediate withdrawal, having been worried about the human rights situation that we’d leave behind, particularly for women. But it was a Human Rights Watch report last year, which found 60-80% of the marriages of Afghan women and girls are forced, and learning that the brave women of RAWA are calling for withdrawal that led me to change my mind.

Having just read the autobiography of Malalai Joya, an outstanding Afghan woman MP, I’m now even more strongly of that view. (It was published in the US as A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise her Voice.)

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Malalai Joya Named Time Magazine’s top 100 Most Influential People of 2010

Interview with Malalai Joya, dissident former Parliamentarian in Afghanistan, author with Derrick O’Keefe of A Woman Among Warlords.

By Sonali Kolhatkar, Uprising Radio, May 3, 2010

Malalai Joya with her guards

U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces are gathering on the outskirts of Kandahar in Southern Afghanistan to prepare for the latest offensive in President Obama’s “surge” strategy. The troops plan to secure areas around Kandahar, which has recently witnessed a sudden increase in insurgent attacks. General David Petraeus has argued that if NATO’s counterinsurgency strikes work, they will result in improved security, giving the Afghan government a chance to find stability as the international community distributes aid to improve the quality of life for residents. But for an already-unstable government in a country crumbling beneath the pressure of bombardment from within and without, the surge could mean disaster. By August, the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will reach 100,000—78,000 more soldiers than were deployed when Obama took office. Opponents of the Afghan war point to the killing by American troops of an Afghan parliamentarian’s relative on Friday, and the illegal, botched night raid that killed two pregnant women, a teenage girl, and two Afghan officials in February. Outspoken Afghan activist and former member of the Parliament, Malalai Joya has called for an end to the occupation of Afghanistan, pointing out that Americans “have not been told the truth…[The U.S. has] replaced the fundamentalist rule of Taliban with another fundamentalist regime of warlords. [That is] what your soldiers are dying for.” Joya was suspended from Parliament nearly 3 years ago. Her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords with Derrick O’Keefe was published late last year. Last week she was named one of Time Magazine’s “’100 Most Influential People” of 2010. I reached her via satellite phone in Afghanistan earlier this morning.

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TIME names Malalai Joya one of ‘100 most influential people in the world’

The implicit admission is that NATO troops are not in Afghanistan to help progressive leaders and women like Joya.

Derrick O'Keefe, Rabble.ca, April 30, 2010

TIME 100

TIME has named Malalai Joya to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Joya has become renown around the world as a courageous advocate of women’s rights and a fierce critic of the NATO war in Afghanistan. The full list and related tributes appear in the May 10 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, April 30, and now at time.com/tk.

When I first heard this news, I thought it might be an indication that the editors of TIME were open to spreading a dissident's message about the increasingly unpopular war in Afghanistan. Alas, the write-up by Ayaan Hirshi Ali about Joya disabused me of this optimistic notion. Instead of describing Joya's reasons for opposing the NATO occupation of Afghanistan, Hirshi Ali, the author of Infidel who now works for the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, admonishes Joya:

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ملالی جویا در لیست پرنفوذ ترین شخصیت های سال مجله "تایم" قرار گرفت

ملالی جویا به مثابه مدافع شجاع حقوق زن و منتقد شدید جنگ امریکا و ناتو در افغانستان به شهرت جهانی دست یافته است.

مجله تایم، ۲۹ اپریل ۲۰۱۰

ملالی جویا

مجله "تایم" امروز نام ملالی جویا را در لیست ۱۰۰ شخصیت پرنفوذ سال ۲۰۱۰ اعلام نمود. طی این لیست مجله تایم ۱۰۰ تن از برترین شخصیت های جهانی را همه ساله معرفی میکند. لیست کامل آن در شماره ۱۵ می این مجله انتشار خواهد یافت. این لیست شامل شخصیت هایی در چهار دسته اندیشمندان، هنرمندان، رهبران و قهرمانان میشود که ملالی در رده قهرمانان قرار گرفته است و یگانه شخصیت از افغانستان در لیست امسال بشمار میرود.

ملالی جویا ۳۲ ساله جوانترین زنی بود که در سال ۲۰۰۵ به پارلمان افغانستان راه یافت اما به علت ایستادگی اش در برابر جنگسالاران و دولت پوشالی حامد کرزی از آنجا اخراج گردید. وی که معمولا به حیث "شجاع ترین زن افغانستان" نام برده میشود، تا حال از چندین سوقصد دشمنانش جان به سلامت برده است و مجبور است که در افغانستان مخفیانه زندگی و فعالیت داشته باشد و در پناه برقع و محافظان مسلح متشکل از هواداران و بستگانش گشت و گذار نماید. اما با تمام این تهدید ها و حملات، وی صحنه را رها نکرده و هنوز هم در کنار مردمش در افغانستان بسر میبرد و صدایش را با استفاده از هر تربیونی بلند میکند.

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Malalai Joya named to prestigious TIME 100 list of world’s most influential people

Joya has become renown around the world as a courageous advocate of women’s rights and a fierce critic of the NATO war in Afghanistan.

Time Magazine, April 29, 2010


TIME magazine today named Malalai Joya to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Joya has become renown around the world as a courageous advocate of women’s rights and a fierce critic of the NATO war in Afghanistan. The full list and related tributes appear in the May 10 issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, April 30, and now at time.com.

Joya, now 32, was the youngest woman elected to the Afghan Parliament in 2005 but was later banished from her post because of her criticism of the warlords in Hamid Karzai’s government. Often referred to as “the bravest woman in Afghanistan”, she has survived five assassination attempts and lives an underground life today in Afghanistan, with relatives and supporters providing armed security at all times. Joya has traveled globally to speak out against the NATO occupation and the warlords, druglords and Taliban in her country, advocating instead for genuine democracy and independence for Afghanistan.

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Memo to America: Stop Murdering My People

Amid increasing civilian deaths and resurgent warlordism, Afghan women's leader Malalai Joya writes that Hamid Karzai and the U.S. are losing credibility in Afghanistan day by day.

By Malalai Joya, The Daily Beast, April 19, 2010

Malalai Joya

Almost every day, the NATO occupation of our country continues to kill innocent people. Each time, it seems, military officials try to claim that only insurgents are killed, or they completely deny and cover up their crimes. The work of a few courageous journalists is the only thing that brings some of these atrocities to light.

For instance, it was only after the reporting of Jerome Starkey of the Times of London that officials admitted to the brutal Feb. 12 murder of two pregnant women, a teenage girl, and several young men in a night raid at a home where a family was celebrating the birth of a child.

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یادداشتی به امریکا: کشتن هموطنان مرا متوقف کنید

افغان های ترقی خواه در پی آنند که این دایره جنگسالاری را برای همیشه از میان بردارند.

نویسنده: ملالی جویا، روزنامه بیست، ۱۹ اپریل ۲۰۱۰
ترجمه: فریدون رسولی

ملالی جویا

رهبر افغان ملالی جویا می گوید که کرزی و امریکا روز بروز اعتبار خود را در افغانستان از دست میدهند.

تقریبا هر روز اشغال ناتو در افغانستان جان تعداد زیادی از مردم بی گناه ما را می گیرد. در هر زمان مقامات امنیتی ادعا می کنند که درین حملات شورشیان کشته شده اند و کاملا این را رد کرده و بالای جنایات خود سرپوش می گذارند. تنها کار یک تعداد از ژورنالیست های دلیر است که گوشه ای از بیرحمی های آنان را بازگو می کنند.

بطور نمونه، بعد از گزارش جیورمی ستارکی خبرنگار تایمز لندن بود که مقامات کشتار وحشیانه ۱۲ فبروری را پذیرفتند که در نتیجه دو زن حامله، یک دختر نوجوان و تعدادی از مردان جوان در یک حمله شبانه در خانه ی شان، جایی که آنان مصروف جشن تولد یک طفل شان بودند به قتل رسیدند.

یورش های شبانه، حملات "اشتباهی" هوایی، آتش گشودن بالای موتر های غیر نظامی در محلات بازرسی- اشغالگران راه های زیادی را برای کشتار مردم افغانستان جستجو می کند. بهانه ها و دروغ ها در مورد این کشتار مانند نمک پاشیدن بالای زخم های مردم ماست. و جای تعجب نیست که اعتراضات در برابر نیروی های نظامی امریکا اوج می گیرد، مردم افغانستان به اندازه کافی رنج دیده اند.

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Time Magazine's Sneaky Way of Muffling the Message of an Afghan Peace Activist

Malalai Joya gets named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2010, but allows Ayaan Hirsi to make the announcement and distort Joya's message.

AlterNet, May 3, 2010

Outspoken Afghan activist and former member of the Parliament, Malalai Joya has been one of the most vocal opponents of the US and NATO war in Afghanistan. In a recent op-ed she called on the US to "stop murdering my people."

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Resolution of Inter-Parliamentary Union adopted at its 122nd Assembly on the case of Malalai Joya

Resolution adopted unanimously by the IPU Governing Council at its 186th session
(Bangkok, 1 April 2010)

IPU, April 1, 2010

The Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union,

Referring to the case of Ms. Malalai Joya, a member of the House of Representatives of Afghanistan, as outlined in the report of the Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians (CL/186/12(b)-R.1), and to the resolution adopted at its 185th session (October 2009),

Noting that, at the session it held during the 122nd Assembly, the Committee met with a member of the delegation of Afghanistan, Mr. Gailani Sayed Ishaq,

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مصاحبه ملالی جویا به ارتباط سفر اخیرش به اروپا و پاسخ به اتهامات مخالفانش

ملالی جویا: در افغانستان دموکراسی چه که کاریکاتوری از دموکراسی هم وجود ندارد

فرزانه فارانی، افغان جرمن آنلاین، ۲۷ مارچ ۲۰۱۰


اجلاس ملالی جویا، عضو پیشین پارلمان افغانستان در پارلمان سوئد

ملالی جویا در پارلمان سوئد حضور یافت و دربارۀ مسائل افغانستان، حضور نیروهای ناتو، فساد پارلمان این کشور و همچنین وضعیت اجتماعی و وضعیت زنان افغان با شرکت کنندگان سخن گفت.

گزارش: طاهر جام برسنگ، رادیوی بین المللی سوئد، ۲۴ مارچ ۲۰۱۰

Malalai Joya - Swedish Parliament

بامداد امروز ملالی جویا، عضو پیشین پارلمان افغانستان که عضویتش در این نهاد از سوی نمایندگان پارلمان لغو شده، در یک نشست صبحگاهی به دعوت شبکۀ پارلمانی مبارزه با تبعیض و خشونت های ناموسی که متشکل از نمایندگان هر ۷ حزب پارلمانی سوئد است، در پارلمان این کشور Riksdagen حضور یافت و دربارۀ مسائل افغانستان، حضور نیروهای ناتو، فساد پارلمان این کشور و همچنین وضعیت اجتماعی و وضعیت زنان افغان با شرکت کنندگان سخن گفت.

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ملالی جویا: صدایم امروز، نالۀ کوچک مردمم شده است!

ملالی جویا روز پنج شنبۀ گذشته در سمیناری دربارۀ مسائل ایران و افغانستان که پن سوئد به همراه آ. ب. اف برگزار کردند شرکت کرد

گزارش: طاهر جام برسنگ، رادیوی بین المللی سوئد، ۲۲ مارچ ۲۰۱۰

Malalai Joya - Kabul

ملالی جویا، جوانترین عضو پارلمان افغانستان بود که در سال ۲۰۰۷ با اکثریت آراء پارلمان از سمت خود عزل شد. وی روز پنج شنبۀ گذشته در سمیناری دربارۀ مسائل ایران و افغانستان که پن سوئد به همراه آ. ب. اف، برگزار کردند، در آ. ب. اف مرکز استکهلم شرکت کرد.

گفتگو با ملالی جویا عضو عزل شدۀ پارلمان افغانستان

کوتاه دربارۀ ملالی جویا:

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Battling on

Malalai’s voice holds out the promise embedded in the very core of the human spirit.

Rahul Banerjee, The Statesman (India), 22 March 2010
Part two, read part one here

A woman among warlords

DESPITE becoming a household word in Afghanistan after her defiant Loya Jirga address, Malalai Joya was disappointed as far as the constitution was concerned because she believed an Islamic nation would find opportunities to continue its oppression against women and minorities. Ever in support of the adoption of a secular constitution, she maintained that religion belonged to the realm of private personal belief and should be kept distinct from the public administration of justice.

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