Four Afghan men have been sentenced to death for the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning a copy of the Qu’ran.
The 28-year-old woman, called Farkhunda, got into an argument with a man selling amulets outside Kabul’s Shah-Du-Shamshaira shrine when the accusation was made. The amulet seller is one of those sentenced to death.
A crowd overheard the argument and attacked Farkhunda. She was beaten to death before her body was driven over by a car, dragged through the streets and then set on fire.
Farkhunda’s brutal killing shocked many Afghans, though some public and religious figures are reported to have said it would have been justified if she had in fact damaged a Qu’ran.