Afghan policemen get 1 year in jail over mob killing of young woman

Eleven policemen have been convicted and sentenced to one year in jail and eight have been freed over the mob killing of a woman in Kabul. They were accused of dereliction of duty, looking on as the woman was beaten.

Eleven Afghan police officers were sentenced to served one year in prison on Tuesday for failing for protect a female student from being killed by a mob in March. The 27-year-old Farkhunda was wrongfully accused of burning a Koran before dozens of people beat her to death in broad daylight in Kabul.

The police were accused of doing nothing to stop the violent crowd.

“You are sentenced…for negligence of duty to one year in prison,” Judge Safiullah Mojaddidi said to the defendants, some of whom senior officers, while eight other policemen were freed.
 
 
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Source News: DW