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Woman sentenced to death for killing her sister-in-law

Woman sentenced to death for killing her sister-in-law

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Aug 11, 2016 - 18:40

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The primary court in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday awarded capital punishment to a woman for throwing her sister-in-law to an oven and burning her to death.  

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman three months ago had thrown her sister-in-law, Morsal, to a traditional oven (Tandoor) in the jurisdiction of 3rd municipal district of Jalalabad city, the provincial capital.

She was sentenced to death in the hearing held in Jalalabad on Thursday, he said.

At the start of the open hearing, the prosecutor presented his evidence against the woman and then the woman’s lawyer defended her. 

The jury for better clarity of the case gave time to both the sides and finally the woman was sentenced to death under the 395 Article’s 3rd paragraph of Criminal Law of Afghanistaninfo-icon and the 22 Article’s 2nd paragraph, law of violence against womeninfo-icon.

The court’s judicial board headed by Justice Mufti Mohammad Wazir said their ruling was not final and could be challenged in the appellate court.

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