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Farkhunda murder trial to start on Saturday

Farkhunda murder trial to start on Saturday

Apr 30, 2015 - 19:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The trial in Farkhunda murder case would commence on Saturday, said the Kabul primary court chief on Thursday.

Farkhunda, 27, was lynched by a mob in front of a well-known mosqueinfo-icon “Shah-i-Doshamshera, in the heart of Kabul after she was falsely accused of burning pages from the holy Quraninfo-icon.

Kabul primary court head Safiullah Mujaddedi told Pajhwok Afghan individuals accused of killing Farkhunda would face trial expected to commence on Saturday.

The judge had previously said justice would be served in the Farkhunda murder case and those whose names had been omitted would also be exposed.

He had also claimed prosecutors at the Attorney General’s Office had dropped names of some individuals involved in the murder.    

Three days back, the Attorney General’s Office said it had completed its investigation into the case and sent it to the primary court for proceeding.

Abdul Baseer Azizi, the AGO spokesman said the case had thoroughly been investigated from their side. He said 49 people including 19 police officers had been arrested in connection with the murder.

Furkhunda’s murder caused a national outcry, with civil societyinfo-icon activists holding gatherings to call for the perpetrators to be awarded an exemplary punishment.


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