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Judge sentences 11 Afghan police over lynching of woman in 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 Koran.
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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