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Pakistan police refute report of 8 convictions in attack on Malala

Pakistan police refute report of 8 convictions in attack on Malala

Pakistani police said Friday that eight of 10 men implicated in the shooting of child rights activist Malala Yousafzai had been acquitted and not convicted as widely reported in April. The news caused widespread confusion over the case of Malala, 17, a Nobel Peace laureate who has championed the right of Pakistani girls to attend school. It was not immediately clear why Pakistani news reports originally said 10 men had been convicted, or why police did not refute those reports. “Two of the 10 were sentenced to life imprisonment while eight others were acquitted due to a lack of evidence,” Salim Khan Marwat, police chief in Yousafzai’s home district of Swat, told...

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