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Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death

Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
01/06
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Fatana Gillani, Chairwoman of Afghan Woman Association, and other officials check up the health of disqualified female lawmaker Simin Barakzai from western Herat province.
Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
02/06
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Disqualified female lawmaker from western Herat province Simin Barakzai is flanked by Fatana Gillani, Chairwoman of Afghan Woman Association, and a female MP toward the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
03/06
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Serum has been provided to Simin Barakzai, an Unseated female lawmaker from western Herat province, after being promised of probe into her rights by President Hamid Karzai in Kabul.
Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
04/06
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Husan Banu Ghazanfar, Acting Women Affairs Minister, checks the health condition of Simin Barakzai, an unseated female lawmaker from western Herat province.
Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
05/06
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Fatana Gillani, Chairwoman of Afghan Woman Association, checks up the health of disqualified female lawmaker Simin Barakzai from western Herat province.
Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
06/06
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Unseated female lawmaker from western Herat province Simin Barakzai is severe health condition in her camp pitched near Parliament in Kabul.
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  • Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
  • Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death
  • Barakzai refuses to call off fast unto death

A woman parliamentarian, unseated by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in August, continues her fast in front of the Wolesi Jirga for the fifth consecutive day. Afghanistan, Kabul. 6th October 2011

A woman parliamentarian, unseated by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in August, continued her fast unto death in front of the Wolesi Jirga for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday.

Despite President Hamid Karzai's assurance to look into her demand for reinstatement, Samin Barakzai refused to call off her hunger strike. But doctors administered serum to the public representative from western Herat province to prevent her kidneys from failing.

She was among nine sitting Wolesi Jirga members who were disqualified by the election commission, which declared as successful as many candidates previously certified as having lost the parliamentary polls.

On Thursday, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Humayun Aziz took Barakzai from her camp to the Presidential Palace. She returned to the tent after a meeting with President Hamid Karzai.

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