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Voices from Afghanistan: Afghan Women's Activist Zoya Speaks Out on Eight Years of Occupation
by via Democracy Now
Wednesday Oct 7th, 2009 7:38 AM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 :Zoya is a member of the radical underground organization Rawa, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. She fled Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion but later returned to her country to document life under Taliban rule. She has been an outspoken critic of the US and NATO invasion of Afghanistan.
Zoya is a member of the radical underground organization called Rawa, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. She was a child during the Soviet invasion of her country. As a teenager, the mujahideen or warlords killed her activist parents. She fled with her grandmother to a refugee camp in neighboring Pakistan but later returned to her country to document life under Taliban rule. She has been an outspoken critic of the US and NATO invasion of Afghanistan.

Zoya is on a national tour of the United States this month and is speaking at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York today. For her own security inside Afghanistan, she goes by the pseudonym Zoya and does not appear on camera. Democracy Now!’s Anjali Kamat asked Zoya over the telephone Tuesday for her thoughts on this eighth anniversary of the US-led bombing of Afghanistan.

Zoya, activist with the radical underground organization Rawa, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.

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