Swat ATC sentences Malala Yousafzai attackers to life imprisonment

Source:  Tribune Published in Current Affairs on Thursday, April 30, 2015

SWAT: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Swat awarded life imprisonment on Thursday to ten accused persons in Malala Yousafzai’s case.

In September last year, militants behind the attack on Malala and two other school girls were arrested and identified.

ATC in Swat on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to the ten accused in the case.

It was confirmed by DG ISPR Asim Bajwa that the 10 arrested militants had admitted that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s commander Mullah Fazlullah was behind the mastermind of the attack on the three school girls — Malala Yousafzai, Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz.

Malala was 15 when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head as she travelled on a school bus in response to her campaign for girls’ education. Last year she received the Nobel Peace Prize alongside India’s Kailash Satyarthi for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights.

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