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President attends memorial ceremony at Palace

President attends memorial ceremony at Palace

Apr 05, 2015 - 18:38

KABULinfo-icon/BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended the memorial ceremony for late Farkhunda at a mosqueinfo-icon in Presidential Palace on Sunday.

An angry mob beat 27-year-old Farkhunda to death on March 18 before setting her body on fire. She was accused of burning a copy of the holy Quraninfo-icon, a charge rejected by the Ministry of Hajjinfo-icon and Religious Affairs.

The 2nd Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, former president Hamid Karzai, chief of the Grand Ulama Council Qayamuddin Kashaf, Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members, officials and family members of Farkhunda were present on the occasion.

The Ministry of Interior had arrested at least 46 suspects, including 19 police officials, in connection of the brutal act.

Separately, over one hundred people staged protest in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, demanding those involved in her killing should be arrested and given exemplary punishment.



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