How Athens became the unexpected hub for Afghan women

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ATHENS — The women of Afghanistan’s deposed democracy have found a temporary home in an unlikely location: Athens.

In recent months, Greece appears to have welcomed more women fleeing Afghanistan than any other country, turning its capital city into a remote hub for Kabul’s former political scene. In just a matter of weeks, the city has become the landing place for more than 700 of Afghanistan’s female judges, lawmakers, journalists and lawyers, together with their families — the hallmarks of a democratic society no longer welcome after the Taliban takeover in August.

They have arrived with the help of NGOs,

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