Pakistan court sentenced 10 men to 25 years in jail for attacking Malala Yousafzai

May 1, 2015 13:02 IST

Pakistan court on 30 April 2015 sentenced 10 men to 25 years in jail for attacking education activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai in 2012. 

The group was tried in an anti-terrorist court and the exact charges against them were unclear, though 25 years imprisonment is considered a life sentence. All the 10 men belonged to the Pakistan Taliban but the chief suspect did not figure among those sentenced.

She was 15 when she was shot in the head on board her school bus in Swat Valley northwest of the capital, Islamabad in 2012.

Now, Malala lives in the United Kingdom (UK) where she received treatment after the attack. She is unable to return to her homeland because of Taliban threats to kill her and her family.

Addressing the UN in 2013 she told the assembly that books and pens scare extremists and called for education for all.

In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigning work.

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