Eleven police officers have been jailed for one year for failing to protect Farkhunda, a 28-year old woman who was beaten to death by a mob in Kabul this March. Eight more police officers have been acquitted, due to lack of evidence. The crowd had attacked the woman after they overheard an amulet seller, whom she had just confronted about his practice of peddling charms to women at a well-known shrine, accuse her of burning a Quran. An official investigator, however, has concluded there was no evidence she burned the book. Her killing sparked widespread protests against the brutal treatment of women in Afghanistan. Earlier this month, four men — including the amulet seller — were sentenced to death for the killing, while eight others were handed jail terms.
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