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From exile, female former Afghan leader keeps fighting

By THALIA BEATY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country’s once-prominent female leaders is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her government but as a woman in exile. Fawzia Koofi was a deputy speaker of parliament and previously a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. She fled her country in August when the Taliban entered Kabul. She came to the United Nations this week as part of a delegation of Afghan women to urge member states not to compromise on inclusion and equal rights in Afghanistan.

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