“Farkhunda Volleyball Tournament” Kicks Off in Kabul

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Saturday, 28 March 2015 19:51 Last Updated on Saturday, 28 March 2015 20:19 Written by Mir Sayed

A female volleyball tournament "Farkhunda Cup" has been kicked off in Kabul in remembrance of 27-year-old Farkhunda who was killed and burnt last week.

Being held in the gymnasium of Kabul Police Training Center, the tournament is organized for three days where eight different teams are participating.

In the first two matches of the tournament, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) defeated Al-Zahra while the Police defeated Sports Association.

"This tournament is being launched to condemn the brutal killing and Farkhunda," an athlete Roya said. "Through this tournament, we express our sympathy to the family of Farkhunda."

The organizers of the tournament declared that efforts were underway to organize an international level tournament by the name of Farkhunda.

Farkhunda was beaten to death and burnt by a mob last week in Kabul on the alleged of burning Holy Quran, an accusation strongly rejected by the security agencies and the investigations teams as baseless.

A number of rallies and protests are being staged in different parts of the country to condemn Farkhunda's killing and demand the government to bring perpetrators to justice.

Source : tolonews[dot]com
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