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Afghan Court Overturns Death Sentences in Mob Killing of Woman

An appeals court in Afghanistan has quietly overturned the death sentence given to four men involved in the brutal mob killing of a woman earlier this year. Fazal Manan Nuri, the defense attorney of one of the accused, Abdul Bashir, told VOA that three of the men convicted of the March murder of Farkhunda Malikzada were instead given 20-year sentences. The fourth convict was sentenced to 10 years because of his age. He was 17 years old at the time of the crime. The decision, Nuri said,...

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