Friday, July 03, 2015

Afghan Appeals Court Overturns Death Sentences In Mob Killing of Falsely-Accused Quran Burner

According to CNN, an Afghanistan appellate court in a secret session has overturned the death sentences of four men who were convicted in May in the brutal  mob killing of Farkhunda, a 27-year old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Qur'an.  (See prior posting.) The report which CNN received yesterday from a judge with knowledge of the decision, says that 3 of the men were re-sentenced to 20-year terms and one to 10 years.