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Thursday 30 July 2015

The well-orchestrated March 2015 visit to Washington by President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah appeared to be a major success, and probably fulfilled most of the goals of the Afghan side. Their repeated expressions of gratitude for U.S. assistance and sacrifices, in sharp contrast with the recent past, built good feeling everywhere they went. An address to a Joint Session of Congress, upbeat meetings with the administration, and press and think-tank contacts seemed to bolster interest in Afghanistan that had been dropping in recent years.

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As she begged for her life, Farkhunda's vicious death took hours. Precipitated by false accusations, the 27-year-old pleaded to the hundreds of men and women who were intent on punishing her. Her pleas were not met with mercy, but with fatal weapons of choice; planks, rocks, and sticks. After a cruel and brutal beating at the hands of dozens of men outside a mosque in the heart of Afghanistan's capital, last week, Farkhunda was eventually dragged through the streets by the mob, thrown off a bridge, and, presumably still alive, set ablaze. Her assailants left her charred remains left on the bed of the dry Kabul River.

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Farkhunda Malikzada was brutally murdered by a mob in Kabul on Thursday March 19th in a crowded part of town, only miles away from the district police and the Presidential Palace.

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