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Beating death of Afghan woman accused of burning Koran sparks protests

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 3:20 PM

Protests have been growing in the Afghan capital, Kabul, over the lynching of a woman who was falsely accused of burning the Koran.

More than 2,000 people marched to demand justice for Farkhunda, who was beaten to death by a mob last week.

Yesterday's protests came as the police spokesman for Kabul was sacked for posting a Facebook message endorsing the killing.

Police say they have arrested at least 19 people over the incident.