Afghan court shows video of mob lynching woman in Kabul

By REUTERS
May 3, 2015 11:42




KABUL - Video of a mob killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran was shown in court on Sunday in the trial of nearly 50 people over a lynching that prompted outrage and unprecedented protests in Kabul.

The judge asked prosecutors on the second day of the trial to play footage, shot with mobile phone cameras, of a crowd kicking and beating the 27-year-old woman, named Farkhunda.

A total of 49 men, including several police officers, are on trial in the killing. The police are accused of standing by and allowing the mob to kill the woman in broad daylight.


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