Afghan Women Bury Kabul Mob Victim

March 22, 2015 6:29 PM

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Authorities in Afghanistan say the initial probe into the brutal killing and burning of a woman by a mob for allegedly desecrating the Muslim holy book suggests the victim was wrongly accused. The incident, which took place in front of police, has outraged Afghan human rights activists who have vowed to protest until the government bring to justice those responsible.

Afghan officials and relatives have identified the victim as 27-year-old Farkhunda. She was buried in a Kabul graveyard Sunday at a funeral attended by hundreds of people who chanted “we want justice”. Women’s rights activists carried Farkhunda’s coffin to her grave, an unusual move conservative ...

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