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Justice to be delivered in Farkhunda’s case: Abdullah

Justice to be delivered in Farkhunda’s case: Abdullah

Apr 03, 2015 - 11:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has pledged law will take its own course with regard of Farkhunda’s case and that the perpetrators will be dealt with sternly.

Farkhunda, 27, was killed two weeks back by an angry mob in front of Shah Du Shamshira mosqueinfo-icon in the heart of Kabul for allegedly burning copies of the holy Quraninfo-icon and then her body was set on fire.

Earlier, a fact-finding commission released report by concluding that she was innocent and did not burn any copy of the holy book.

Accompanied by members of the fact-finding commission, Abdullah met with Farkhunda’s family and talked with them in detail.

Eng. Nadir Malik, father of Farkhunda, said the nation stood with him at this ordeal moment but he had problems from the security forces. He demanded the CEO to ensure his family’s security.

“My daughters and grandsons go to school but I fear they can be harmed. I hope the government will take steps to ensure our security,” he added. Abdullah said: “The government will do all it can to deliver justice in the case.”

Maulviinfo-icon Mohaiuddin Baloch, head of the fact-finding mission, said that the fact-finding commission said it had collected all evidence and reports from security and intelligence organs, the victim’s family, eyewitnesses and those accused and taken to jail during its nine days of investigation about Farkhunda’s lynching.

After reviewing all the reports, information and video clips and pictures recorded on the incident scene, the commission concluded that Farkhunda had been falsely accused of burning the Quran because no evidence substantiating the claim had been found.

On Thursday, President Ashraf Ghani met with Farkhunda’s family, saying oppression, torture and persecution fly in the face of Islamic values. Ashraf Ghani met with Farkhunda’s parents and siblings. “No words can reduce the pain inflicted upon you, but the government will ensure justice is done.”


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