10 Will Serve Life for Malala Attack

Gunmen who shot her aren't among those convicted
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2015 8:21 AM CDT
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan arrives to speak on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 11, 2014.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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(Newser) – Ten men will serve 25 years in prison, Pakistan's equivalent of a life sentence, for the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai and her classmates. Members of the terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan were convicted and sentenced in an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan yesterday, Al Jazeera reports. Arrested in September, they helped plan and execute the assassination attempt based on orders from the group's chief, who was not among those convicted and is believed to be in Afghanistan, the BBC reports. An official tells Reuters the men who actually shot Malala weren't convicted, either. Malala went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize and has an asteroid named after her. (Read more Malala Yousafzai stories.)

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