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Afghan women’s rights activists break with tradition, carry coffin of woman beaten to death

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday (March 22nd). In an unprecedented move, her coffin was carried by women’s rights activists.

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday (March 22nd). In an unprecedented move, her coffin was carried by women’s rights activists. The mob of men beat 27-year-old Farkhunda before throwing her body off a roof, running over it with a car, setting it on fire and throwing it into a river near a well-known mosque.

Hundreds of people gathered in northern Kabul for the funeral of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name.

Afghan women’s rights activists dressed head-to-toe in black carry the coffin of 27-year-old Farkhunda in Kabul. (Source: Reuters)

Hundreds of people gathered at a graveyard on Sunday in northern Kabul for the funeral. (Source: Reuters)

A Picture of Farkhunda, who was beaten by a mob, set her body on fire and then threw it into the Kabul River. (Source: Reuters)

An Afghan civil society activist is comforted by a man as she mourns during the funeral of Farkhunda. (Source: Reuters)

Civil society activist and relatives praying during the funeral of 27-year-old Farkhunda. (Source: Reuters)

Afghan women’s rights activists demands strong investigation and justice for Farkhunda’s killing. (Source: Reuters)

In Afghanistan, women are generally regarded as inferior, despite constitutional guarantees of equality where Violence against women often goes unpunished. (Source: Reuters)

President Ashraf Ghani condemned Farkhunda’s killing as a “heinous attack” and ordered an investigation. (Source: Reuters)

Some Afghan officials and religious leaders sought to justify Farkhunda’s killing, alleging that she had burned a Quran; these claims remain unproven. (Source: Reuters)