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Four Sentenced to Death in Afghanistan

A court in Afghanistan has sentenced four men to death and imprisoned eight more for the beating death of a woman in March.
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Four Afghan men look on in court during their trial in connection with the killing of a 27-year-old woman, in Kabul, Afghanistan May 6, 2015. An Afghan judge sentenced the four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of a 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Quran in Kabul, a case that sparked outrage and street protests in the city.
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Four Afghan men look on in court during their trial in connection with the killing of a 27-year-old woman, in Kabul, Afghanistan May 6, 2015. An Afghan judge sentenced the four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of a 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Quran in Kabul, a case that sparked outrage and street protests in the city.

Bibi Hajira, the mother of a 27-year-old Afghan woman named Farkhunda, who was beaten to death by a mob in an incident that was sparked by a false accusation that she had burned a copy of the Quran, speaks at a hearing at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
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Bibi Hajira, the mother of a 27-year-old Afghan woman named Farkhunda, who was beaten to death by a mob in an incident that was sparked by a false accusation that she had burned a copy of the Quran, speaks at a hearing at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

The father of Farkhunda speaks at a hearing at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
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The father of Farkhunda speaks at a hearing at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Defendants attend their trial at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
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Defendants attend their trial at the Primary Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

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