Pakistan Jails 10 For Malala Attack

Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigning work.
Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigning work.

Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigning work.

A court in Pakistan on Thursday sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment for attempting to kill Nobel prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, officials said, though the chief suspect remains at large. Pakistan Taliban militants boarded the teenagers school bus and shot her in the head in October 2012 for her outspoken views on girls education, in an attack that also wounded two of her friends and shocked the world. Malala, now 17, survived and in October last year became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history for her courageous and determined fight for all children to have the right to go to school. “Ten attackers who were involved in the attack on Malala Yousafzai have been sentenced to life imprisonment,” a court official said. Life prison sentences in Pakistan are 25 years, and the convicts may appeal in a higher court. The man suspected of actually firing the gun at Malala, named by officials as Attaullah Khan, is believed to be on the run in Afghanistan, along with Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, who ordered the attack.

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