Pakistan Confirms Only Two Convicted for Attempted Murder of Malala

Pakistani officials confirmed on Friday that only two men have been convicted for the attempted killing of the education activist Malala Yousafzai, not 10 as lawyers from her home region of Swat had initially claimed.
Although 10 men stood trial, only two were jailed for their role in shooting the Nobel laureate as she sat in a school bus in October 2012.
In April this year, members of the legal community in Mingora, the capital of Swat, claimed all 10 had been sentenced to 25-year jail terms. And that claim resulted in positive global headlines for a country that has long struggled against Islamist militancy.
Despite earlier reports that all 10 accused were jailed, court papers reveal only two were given 25-year jail terms – including one who fired at the schoolgirl.



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