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Backing for greater freedoms

Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde MP Mark Menzies is supporting a campaign for women’s rights in Afghanistan.

He attended an event in Parliament where MPs and peers gave their backing to Amnesty International’s bid to ensure greater freedoms for Afghan women.

In Afghanistan, voting in elections requires voters to press a purple-inked finger onto the ballot paper. The Taliban has issued warnings against voting in Afghan elections and has previously cut off stained fingers.

Mr Menzies said: “This is a vital campaign. We mustn’t turn our backs on the women and girls of Afghanistan.”

 

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