1. Farkhunda murder case: Kubul Court turns down death penalty of accused

Farkhunda murder case: Kubul Court turns down death penalty of accused

The Kabul Appeals Court has turned down the Primary Court's death sentences to the four accused in the Farkhunda murder case and has now reportedly reduced their sentences to 20 years in prison.

By: | Kabul | Published: July 2, 2015 10:50 PM

The Kabul Appeals Court has turned down the Primary Court’s death sentences to the four accused in the Farkhunda murder case and has now reportedly reduced their sentences to 20 years in prison.

According to TOLONews, Farkhunda was brutally beaten to death, burnt and thrown into muddy Kabul River by a mob on March 19 this year in Kabul in the presence of a large number of policemen after a Mullah accused her of burning the Quran.

According to sources, the decision came on Wednesday after a secret trial.

There were around 50 suspects, including policemen, in connection with Farkhunda’s murder but four were handed the death sentence and eight got 16 years in prison.

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