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KABUL, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Afghans have protested in Kabul to demand justice for a woman who was killed by a mob outside one of the capital's most famous mosques.
The woman, a 27-year-old religious scholar named Farkhunda, was beaten, pushed from a roof, run over by a car and set alight before her body was thrown in the Kabul River last Thursday. She was buried amid a huge public outcry on Sunday. Protesters who gathered Monday by the Shah Doshamshera mosque demanded the government prosecute all those responsible for the death of Farkhunda, who like many Afghans was known by only one name.
Police say they have arrested 13 people in relation to the incident, and suspended 13 policemen amid allegations they stood by and did nothing to stop the attack.