Newsletter September Newsletter

Worth Watching – Our World: The Hunt for Alia

A number of leading women have gone missing since the Taliban took power. This 23 minute documentary by Yalda Hakim focuses on one – Alia Azizi – who was a high-ranking prison officer. She in effect guarded those now in power and did not expect to go back to work but was told to return to the prison at Herat on 2 October 2021. She disappeared on 8 October and has not been seen since. Three different accounts were offered for Alia’s disappearance by Taliban spokesmen but, significantly, Yalda was not given access to the women’s prison. Available at