38-year-old Kimberley Motley left her husband and three kids in the US to work as a defence lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the only foreign lawyer, and the only woman, who has a license to work in Afghan courts. With her Afghan assistant, Kimberley defends Western and Afghan clients accused of criminal acts. To begin with, Kimberley came for the money. But then it became something else. Kimberley, who had never before left the US, saw how poorly the legal system in Afghanistan was run and how this part of the Afghan society had been neglected by the international community. For five years now, human rights cases and troubled expats have motivated her to stay, but personal threats and the general condition in the country make it hard for Kimberley to continue her work.
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Motley, Kimberley, Defence lawyer, Lawyers, USA, Afghanistan
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