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11 Afghan police jailed over lynching of woman in Kabul

Latest Update: May 19, 2015 | 101 Views

KABUL: An Afghan judge sentenced 11 police on Tuesday to one year in jail for failing to prevent the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was accused of burning a Quran.

The judge freed eight other officers accused of failure to carry out their duty for lack of evidence.

The beating death of the 27-year-old woman, named Farkhunda, sparked outrage and demonstrations in the Afghan capital even before it was revealed that she had not desecrated Islam’s holy book.



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