May 6, 2015 By Interactive News Desk

Lynching Woman: Four Afghan Men Sentenced to death

Defendants speak during their trial at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 3, 2015. The trial of 49 suspects, including 19 police officers, on charges relating to the mob killing of an Afghan woman began in the capital, Kabul, on Saturday. The opening of the trial at Afghanistan's Primary Court was broadcast live on nationwide television. The suspects all face charges relating to the March 19 killing of a 27-year-old woman named Farkhunda. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Four Afghan men were awarded death sentence in Kabul on Monday over a mob attack in which a woman was beaten to death after being falsely accused of burnung the holy Quran, an incident which the commentators say has caused nationwide protests and uproar. Although witnesses claimed that she did not burn the Quran, the 28-yeat-old woman named Farkhunda was accued of burning a copy of the holy book. Eight other men were sentenced to 16 years in prison and 18 others found not guilty.

Meanwhile, an official investigator has said that there was no evidence of her burning the copy of the holy book.

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