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11 Afghan police get 1-year sentences in mob killing; 4 dead in bombing
11 Afghan police get 1-year sentences in mob killing; 4 dead in bombing

A Kabul court sentenced 11 Afghan police officers to one year in prison Tuesday for failing to protect a woman who was beaten to death by an angry mob that falsely accused her of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book. The verdict came nearly two weeks after the court sentenced four civilians to death in the March 19 killing of 27-year-old Farkhunda, whose case made international headlines after cellphone videos showed her being beaten and set on fire by a crowd of men as police did little to intervene. An additional eight police officers were acquitted Tuesday of charges of negligence. The death of Farkhunda, a former madrasa student and Koran teacher who like many Afghans...

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