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Afghan cleric and others defend lynching of woman in Kabul

Mar 21, 2015    

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan cleric and a police official on Friday defended the lynching of a woman in central Kabul after a mob was filmed stamping on the woman and smashing a brick on her head after she was accused of burning a Koran, Islam's holy book.The woman's body was set on fire and thrown onto the banks of Kabul's main river on Thursday.It was unclear whether she had actually burned a Koran, but during Friday prayers at a mosque in a smart area of Kabul, a cleric's sermon broadcast by loudspeaker told devotees that the crowd had a right to defend their Muslim beliefs at all costs. &qu...

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