Shocking violence against Afghan women reveals a crisis in status of Afghan men

By Angela Joya, The Conversation

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On March 19, a 27-year-old Afghan woman named Farkhundawas attacked in the center of Kabul in bright daylight, wrongly accused of burning a copy of the Quran.

The Kabul police initially tried to protect Farkhunda but eventually handed her over to a mob that savagely beat her, killed her and then burned her body.

This is the single most shocking instance of brutality and violence against a woman to occur in Afghanistan since the systematic stoning of women under the Taliban.

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