Women’s rights activists carry coffin of Afghan woman beaten to death by mob 

Afghan women

March 22, Afghanistan: Hundreds of people gathered in northern Kabul on, Afghanistan Sunday for the funeral of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who was beaten to death by a mob.

She was killed late on Thursday by a mob of mostly men, according to police accounts.

Mohammad Farid Afzali, the city’s head of criminal investigation, has said that she suffered an unspecified psychiatric illness.

President Ashraf Ghani condemned Farkhunda’s killing as “heinous” and ordered an investigation.

The brutality of the attack, in a country where violence against women often goes unpunished, has drawn wide condemnation – though some officials and religious leaders have sought to justify it by saying Farkhunda had allegedly burned a Quran.

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