Military courts sentence six terrorists to death: ISPR

This is the first instance where military courts prosecuted terrorists following the Dec 16 Peshawar school massacre

Our Correspondent April 02, 2015
Convicts were involved in heinous acts of terror, manslaughter and suicide bombing, among other crimes. PHOTO: CREATIVE

PESHAWAR: The army chief has confirmed that six hardcore terrorists have been tried by the recently-formed military courts and sentenced to death, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.

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According to DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa, the convicts were involved in "heinous acts of terror, manslaughter and suicide bombing," among other crimes.

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Although identities of the convicts were not mentioned, this is the first instance where the military courts prosecuted terrorists following the December 16 massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

The convicts also have a right to appeal, teh military spokesperson added.

Military courts were established as part of the National Action Plan against terrorism, after a brutal attack on an army-run school in Peshawar killed over 130 people, mostly schoolchildren.



farooq | 6 years ago | Reply Parvez Musharaf should not be trialed in Military courts to be free of all allegations and shall again become presidet or PM
numbersnumbers | 6 years ago | Reply How long until Muntaz Qadri also gets a rope burn he richly deserves?
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