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Our World: The Hunt for Alia (S2022EP18 BBC World News Fri 12 August 2022)



The Hunt for Alia: When the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021, they assured citizens that they had changed since their regime in the 1990s and said they would protect women’s rights. Eight months ago, Alia Azizi, a 45-year-old policewoman from Herat, disappeared. Her family has not heard from her since. Yalda Hakim travels to Afghanistan to investigate the case. She speaks with female activists and protestors who have been scared into silence, asking the Taliban why they are not doing more to investigate the disappearance of women like Alia.

Airdate: Fri 12 August 2022 at 18:30 on BBC World News

Season 2022 Episode 18

Current affairs documentary reporting on issues around the world.