Delegation of the European Union to Syria

Statement by the Spokesperson on the killing of a young woman in Afghanistan

Bruxelles, 24/03/2015 - 17:45, UNIQUE ID: 150324_02
Statements by the Spokesperson


The killing of Ms Farkhunda - who was beaten to death and later burned by an angry mob on Thursday 19 March – is a tragic reminder of dangers women face from false accusations and the lack of justice in Afghanistan. After the action taken by the Afghan Authorities and the arrest of 13 suspects and 13 police officials, we all hope that responsible can be brought to justice.  The EU will continue to put the elimination and prevention of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls and respect for the rule of law at the centre of its activities in Afghanistan, as the lynchpin of progress towards a better society.

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