He demanded higher ed for Afghan girls. He was jailed. Angelina Jolie targets his case

He demanded higher ed for Afghan girls. He was jailed. Angelina Jolie targets his case

It’s been 5 months since Matiullah Wesa, an activist who urged an end to Taliban bans on girls’ education, was arrested. Media attention has faded. Now Angelina Jolie is making a plea in his behalf.

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​It’s been 5 months since Matiullah Wesa, an activist who urged an end to Taliban bans on girls’ education, was arrested. Media attention has faded. Now Angelina Jolie is making a plea in his behalf.