Afghan Activists Rally Around Murdered Woman
She was killed for dissenting. Farkhunda, a 27-year-old Afghan Muslim, was beaten and burned last week by a Kabul mob who accused her of burning a Koran. But an offical investigation has found that Farkhunda simply voiced disagreement with local mullahs over corruption. Female activists shrugged off tradition and insisted on carrying Farkhunda’s coffin to her grave Sunday. Now hundreds of protestors are demanding the prosecutions of the 18 people arrested for her murder — and of the policemen who stood by and did nothing.