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Friday 9 December 2016

Court sees woman lynched on video

A video of a crowd killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran was shown in court yesterday in the trial of nearly 50 people over a lynching that prompted outrage and protests in Kabul.

The judge asked prosecutors on the second day of the trial to play footage, shot with mobile phone cameras, of a crowd kicking and beating the 27-year-old woman, named Farkhunda.

A total of 49 men, including several police officers, are on trial for the killing.

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