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Why was a young woman killed by a mob in the streets of Kabul?

The murder of Farkhunda in March sparked the biggest women's protest in Afghanistan's history

By Zarghuna Kargar  

Farkhunda Malikzada, a devout Muslim, was killed in Kabul after being falsely accused of burning the Koran © BBC

Farkhunda Malikzada was a fine carpet weaver and a great cook. She always wore black, and recited the Koran early every morning. She was kind and loved her family. Like many other 27 year olds, she dreamt of starting a family of her own. Her mother, Bibi Hajera, cries as she talks about…

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