Summary judgment

Pakistan sentences 10 to life in prison for attack on Malala

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A Pakistani court has ruled that 10 men with Taliban connections will spend the rest of their lives in prison for the savage gun attack on Malala Yousafzai in 2012. Malala, who was 15 at the time, was shot in the head and severely injured in the attack. She was an advocate for girls’ education rights and managed to make a full recovery and return to her advocacy efforts. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work, which brings considerable risk to her life with it. The 10 men were tried in an anti-terrorism court and one lawyer reportedly described the proceeding as “not an open hearing.” Also, the name of the chief suspect in the case, 23-year-old militant Ataullah Khan, did not appear on the list of those convicted. Nevertheless, the verdict marks a significant step toward justice in the case.

Read the full story at the BBC.

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