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Court verdict on 19 policemen in Farkhunda’s case tomorrow

Court verdict on 19 policemen in Farkhunda’s case tomorrow

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May 18, 2015 - 17:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The primary court in capital Kabul would decide cases of 19 policemen allegedly involved in Farkhunda murder case on Tuesday, an official said.

Judge Safiullah Mujadidi said earlier the court postponed verdict for 19 police officers charged in Farkhunda mob killing case because there was need for more investigations.

An angry mob beat 27-year-old Farkhanda 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.

Mujaddedi awarded capital punishment to Zain-ul-Abedin son of Gulabuddin, Mohammad Yaqoob son of Mohammad Yasin, Mohammad Sharif son of Sharafuddin, Abdul Bashir son of Abdul Shakoor on the charges of killing Farkhunda and burning her body.

Those sentenced to 16 years in jail included Ghiasuddin, Hasibullah, Akramuddin, Mohammad Imran, Abdul Fatah, Ghulam Mohammad, Mohmand and Sayed Noor Rahman. The convicts have the right to appeal the sentences.

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