10 men who attacked Malala sentenced to life imprisonment

NEW DELHI (TIP): An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on April 30 sentenced ten men to life imprisonment for attack on child rights activist Malala Yousufzai, the Dawn.com has reported.

“Judge Mohammad Amin Kundi in his verdict gave 25 years jail to all of these people,” said a court official in Swat, where the 10 were convicted in an anti-terrorism court.

Pakistan army had in September last year arrested the gunmen involved in the attack.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed the attack, which took place on October 9, 2012 when she was going home from school.

Following the attack, the militants proceeded to fire on the school van that injured her schoolmates, Shazia and Qainat.

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Taliban gunmen shot Malala in the head and after getting initial treatment in Pakistan she was taken to Britain along with her family for further treatment, where she presently lives.

Malala, along with Indian Child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, was awarded the Nobel Peace prize last year.

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