Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Farkhanda murder: Cases against detainees go to AGO

Farkhanda murder: Cases against detainees go to AGO

Mar 28, 2015 - 15:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said it had referred cases against all 28 suspects in Farkhanda’s murder to the Attorney General Office (AGO).

The cases would be investigated by the AGO before next moves are made, according to the ministry, which renewed its commitment to investigating the murder case seriously.

Farkhanda, 27, was murdered by a mob on March 19 after she criticised a cleric in Kabul for selling amulets. But people, who took part in or witnessed the incident, accused her of burning the Quraninfo-icon -- a charge rejected by the Ministry of Hajjinfo-icon.

A fact-finding commission, led Maulviinfo-icon Mohiuddin Baloch, said their investigation showed the woman had been innocent and that she had not burnt the Quran.

He said 19 police officers, including the chief of 2nd police district, had been sacked for negligence. They are currently under investigation.

Farkhanda’s lynching has sparked widespread protests inside the country and abroad. The demonstrators have sought deterrent punishment for the perpetrators.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.



Twitter Update