Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4

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Meera Syal, Khadija Ismayilova

May 27th, 2016

Episode 590 of 985 episodes

And for the final part of our Chain Baroness Scotland has chosen Italian writer and lawyer, Simonetta Agnello Hornby. Renowned for starting a pioneering solicitors' firm in Brixton in 1979, Simonetta has made a huge impact in the fields of child care. We'll hear how, after thirty years in the law, she then became a successful novelist. The list of Meera Syal's professions include comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist, producer and actor. Meera talks about her latest theatre role in London's West End as Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. Khadija Ismayilova was released from prison on Wednesday. She was an investigative journalist known for her revelations of corruption in the Azerbaijani government and presidential family. In March of this year, Amal Clooney filed a case to the European Court of Human Rights on her behalf. Khadija speaks to Jenni. We speak to Human Rights Watch leading researcher in Nigeria, Mausi Segun, about the ongoing fight against Boko Haram, the commitment of the Nigerian government to return the girls who were kidnapped from Chibok in 2014, and the treatment they recieve when they return home. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Kirsty Starkey.

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