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Petition Call on the UK Government to provide Afghan Judges and Lawyers at risk sanctuary

The UK Government has provided little if any assistance to Afghan female judges and lawyers at risk. Afghan female judges and lawyers at risk were not eligible to apply for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy.

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Judges and lawyers, particularly women Judges and lawyers, that assisted in prosecuting Taliban individuals, are at great risk of retaliatory attacks.

Many of these offenders are now released and threatening those involved in their trials. Furthermore, the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association staff face similar risks as their work to uphold the Rule of Law is seen as a Western product, and enemy to the Taliban ideology. They cannot be abandoned now.

Afghan female judges and lawyers, and other who were involved in prosecuting the Taliban and working on defending the rule of law in the country, must be provided with sanctuary under the Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme.

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