Judge sentences 11 Afghan policemen to jail for failing to prevent Kabul mob killing of woman

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan judge sentenced 11 police officers on Tuesday to one year in prison for failing to prevent the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was accused of burning a Quran.

The judge freed eight other officers accused of failure to carry out their duty for lack of evidence.

The beating death of the 27-year-old woman, named Farkhunda, sparked outrage and demonstrations in the Afghan capital even before it was revealed that she had not desecrated Islam's holy book.