Ten men have been convicted and sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court in connection with an attack on Nobel peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.
Yousafzai was shot and critically wounded in a targeted attack on her life on October 9, 2012. Two schoolmates were also wounded.
On Thursday, Amin Kundi, a judge at the anti-terrorism court in Yousafzai’s native Mingora, sentenced the 10 men to life imprisonment for their involvement in the attack, for which the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility.
Life imprisonment in Pakistan is a period of 25 years.
The court named the convicted men as Bilal, Shaukat, Salman, Zafar Iqbal, Israr-ul-Rehman, Zafar Ali, Irfan, Izharullah, Adnan and Ikram.