Suspects stand before a judge during a primary court trial in Kabul earlier this month on charges relating to the mob killing of Farkhunda. Photograph:  Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Eleven Afghan policemen have been jailed for a year for their roles in the mob killing of a woman in Kabul. Judge Safiullah Mojadedi, presiding at Afg(...)

A man carries an injured boy after a suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday, killing at least three people. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday, killing at least two Afghans and a Brit(...)

Suspects stand before a judge charged with the murder of a 27-year-old woman, named Farkhunda. She was beaten to death and her body was burned by a  mob in front of police after she was falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images 1:24

An Afghan judge sentenced four men to death on Wednesday for the mob killing of 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran in Kabul, a case that spa(...)

Some of Irish photographer Jean Curran’s photographs drying in a darkroom in Dubai before they were taken to Mazar-e-Sharif to be hand painted by Mohammed Karin, using traditional Afghani techniques. Photograph: Jean Curran

In 2011, Waterford-born photographic artist Jean Curran first began exploring hand-painted portraits in Afghanistan. During her research, she came (...)

A member of an Afghan women’s rights activist group puts flowers on the grave of Farkhunda, the 27-year-old woman who was beaten with sticks and set on fire by a crowd of men in central Kabul. She is now being treated as a martyr. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

In indignant tones, the Islamic law student told her family about the superstitious practices she had witnessed earlier that day at a historic shrine (...)

Independent Afghan civil society activist women weep and lie on the grave of Afghan woman Farkhunda. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Hundreds of Afghans have held a protest in Kabul to demand justice for a woman who was killed by a mob outside one of the capital’s most famous mosque(...)

Pressing for women’s rights: Afghan  activists chant slogans during the funeral ceremony of Farkhunda. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A woman killed by an angry mob in front of police in the Afghan capital last week for allegedly burning a copy of Islam’s holy book was wrongly accuse(...)

Afghan authorities remove snow from the roads as part of the rescue after an avalanche killed more than 180 people in the Panjshir valley, Afghanistan, 25th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/HEDAYATULLAH AMID

More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday.Officials wa(...)

Photo of avalanche in the  Mont Blanc mountain range in the French Alps. Avalanches caused by heavy winter snow have killed at least 124 people in north-eastern Afghanistan. Photograph: Pierre Bessard/AFP/Getty Images

Avalanches caused by a heavy winter snow have killed at least 124 people in north-eastern Afghanistan, an emergency official said as rescuers clawed t(...)

Mary Akrami, director of the Afghan Women Skills Development Centre, in Kabul and board member of the Afghan Women’s Network, was keynote speaker at the launch of Frontline Defenders 2015 Annual Report in Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /THE IRISH TIMES

Peter MurtaghA chilling picture of the challenges facing women’s rights activists in Afghanistan has been given by a campaigner from there who is visi(...)