Alleged killer of Finnish aid workers sentenced to death
HERAT (Pajhwok): A primary court in western Herat province on Sunday awarded capital punishment to a man accused of killing two Finnish aid workers last year and jail terms to two co-accused, officials said.
Two Finnish women working for a Christian charity in Herat were gunned down on July 24. The two employees of the International Assistance Mission (IAM) were travelling by taxi when gunmen on a motorbike fired on their vehicle.
Judge Ghulam Rasool told Pajhwok Afghan News the primary court had sentenced Farhad, one of the main accused, to death and his two accomplices were sentenced to two and five years in jail.
In line with the relevant law, Rasool said the accused had the right to appeal the sentence in the appellant court.
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