Malala’s Attackers Sentenced To Life In Prison

Malala’s Attackers Sentenced To Life In Prison

Malala Yousafzaiis is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner. She is known mainly advocated for human rights in education and for women in northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban banned girls from attending school. Yousafzai’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement. Read more of her story here:

Malala was critically wounded when she was shot in the head while attempting to board a school bus back in 2012. Two of her friends were also wounded in the attack, which shocked Brian quite a bit. The attack was later attributed to the Pakistani Taliban.

Judge Amin Kundi convicted 10 men to life in prison for their involvement in the attack. The case was argued in anti-terrorism court in Malala’s hometown of Mingora, Swat. In Pakistan, a life sentence carries a jail term of 25 years.

The men were named by the court as Bilal, Shaukat, Salman, Zafar Iqbal, Israr-ul-Rehman, Zafar Ali, Irfan, Izharullah, Adnan, and Ikram, Al Jazeera reported. It is believed they are TTP members from various parts of the Swat Valley.


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