Hundreds protest against Kabul lynching

Protesters wore masks portraying the bloodied face of FarkhundaHundreds of Afghans have protested against the lynching of a woman who a crowd thought had burned the Koran.

The woman, Farkhunda, was beaten, hit by bats, stamped on, driven over, and her body dragged by a car before being set on fire.

The demonstrators called for justice and planted a commemorative tree.

Thirteen police officers have been suspended following allegations they failed to do enough to stop the attack in central Kabul last week.

Her killing has triggered unprecedented public outrage Protesters demanded that the government prosecute all those responsible for her death A tree was planted at the spot where she was burned Children joined the march

Witnesses to the killing on Thursday said a crowd accused her of burning a copy of the Koran, but an official investigator said there was no evidence she did this.

“Last night I went through all documents and evidence once again, but I couldn’t find any evidence to say Farkhunda burnt the Holy Koran,” General Mohammad Zahir told reporters at her funeral on Sunday. “Farkhunda was totally innocent.”


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