An Afghan judge has sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for their role in the mob killing of a woman in Kabul.
Judge Safiullah Mojadedi on Tuesday found them guilty of dereliction of duty. Another eight were released for lack of evidence.
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A total of 19 policemen were among 49 people charged over the death of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who was brutally beaten to death at a Kabul shrine on March 19 after being falsely accused of burning a Quran.
The attack shocked Afghanistan and reverberated around the world, highlighting the brutality women face in the country’s conservative society.
Earlier this month, four defendants were sentenced to death, eight to 16 years in prison, and 18 were freed for lack of evidence.