24 March 2015

Thousands protest woman's mob killing in Afghanistan capital

Thousands marched through the Afghan capital on Tuesday, demanding justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Koran.

Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar killed last week by the mob.

Farkhunda, who went by one name like many Afghans, was beaten, run over with a car and burned before her body was thrown into the Kabul River.

Organisers of Tuesday's march estimated 3,000 people took part, calling it one of the biggest demonstrations in Kabul's history.

Marchers chanted "Justice for Farkhunda!" and "Death to the killers!" [The Telegraph] Read more