Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Pakistan army chief sentences 15 militants to death

Pakistan

Pakistan’s army chief has approved death sentences for 15 people convicted by military courts of involvement in attacks that killed 32 security forces and two civilians.

A military statement issued Sunday says Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa also approved prison terms for 20 alleged militants. It says they were involved in attacks on security forces and Christians, and the destruction of educational institutions. It did not say when the men would be executed.

Military trials are not open to the public in Pakistan, but defendants can hire their own lawyers MSN reported.

Pakistan lifted a moratorium on the death penalty after a 2014 militant attack on an army-run school in Peshawar that killed more than 150 people, mostly schoolchildren.

ALSO READ: France Christmas market shooting leaves at least three dead

The fourth anniversary of the attack is being observed Sunday.

The post Pakistan Army Chief Sentences 15 militants to death appeared first on Tribune Online.



This post first appeared on Tribune, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Pakistan army chief sentences 15 militants to death

×

Subscribe to Tribune

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×