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.
#Mil Courts:Army Chief confirms death sentence of 6 hard core terrorists tried by the recently established mil courts-1/2— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) April 2, 2015
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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.
#Mil Court:Were involved in heinous act of terror,men slaughter,suicide bombing,loss f life&property.Have Right to appeal 2 court of appeal2— Gen(R) Asim Saleem Bajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) April 2, 2015
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.
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