Three years after militants shot Malala Yousafzai — then 14 years old — as she returned in a bus from her school in Pakistan’s Swat district, an anti-terrorism court has sentenced 10 Taliban militants to 25 years in prison.
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan militants had claimed responsibility for the 2012 attack on Malala, a child activist campaigning for the rights of girls to be educated. Malala — now 17 and an internationally known name, celebrated for her unyielding condemnation of Taliban’s regressive diktats — won the Nobel Peace Prize last year.
The ATC in Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province announced the judgment after the trial of the accused, finding the 10 guilty and handing down 25 years imprisonment to each of them, an official said. Source: The Hindu, Read Full News
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