May 6, 2015

Farkhunda found justice, Four men sentenced to death

Farkhunda was beaten to death and her body then burned on 19 March.

Few months back we heard a news regarding an Afghani woman who was lynched by an angry mob. From all over the world human rights activists demanded justice for her and authorities were investigating.

BBC reported on Wednesday, four Afghan men have been sentenced to death over a mob attack in which a Farkhanda was beaten to death after being falsely accused of burning the Quran.

The 28-year-old woman was accused of burning the Quran, although witnesses say she did not.

It took just four days for the verdicts to be reached. Eight other men were sentenced to 16 years in prison and 18 others found not guilty.

The incident led to widespread protests against the treatment of women and other than that a report came which said human rights activists are not safe in Afghanistan.

Nineteen policemen who were accused of failing in their duty to prevent the attack are still waiting for the decision in their case, expected next week.

She had argued with a mullah, or religious teacher, about his practice of selling charms to women at a shrine.

In confession statements read in court, some of the accused admitted they had been drawn in by the claims.

An official investigator has said there is no evidence she burned the Quran. Her family found justice so did Farkhanda. Nowadays we see so many such cases of blasphemy but nobody gets punishment but in this regard Afghanistan won from us because we are still unable to give justice to Shama and her husband who were lynched for the same reason few months back; and no proof was given for that brutal act.

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