Malala Yousafzai: Eight Suspects “Secretly Acquitted”


‘Pakistan Military Releases Eight Malala Yousafzai Suspects’

Pakistan has so often caused controversy and failed to help itself in regards to it’s public image. However, today’s findings in regards to the Malala Yousafzai case, if true, may prove the most damning.

Back in April, BRIC PLUS reported how Malala Yousafzai could finally accept justice had taken it’s course as reports revealed 10 members of the Taliban had been sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal attack.

The question is, just when Malala Yousafzai thought a verdict had been reached, has the justice system secretly released eight of her attackers? Muneer Ahmed, a representative of the Pakistani High Court in London claimed “the eight men were acquitted because of a lack of evidence”.

Certainly great mystery surrounds the case. Essentially, the problem in the search for the truth is anti-terrorism charges are resolved away from the public eye in Pakistan. The Malala Yousafzai trial was held in a military facility rather than an embodied courtroom.

Sayed Naeem, a local public prosecutor informed press after the trial “Each militant got 25 years in jail. It is life in prison for the 10 militants who were tried by an anti-terrorist court.”

The confusion and secrecy fails to stop there. Pakistani authorities have offered no details of the Malala Yousafzai trial; no details on the arrests, the charges, or even edit the outcome from two months ago that claims all 10 men had been convicted. It is particularly unusual for no journalists to be informed of high-profile trials taking place.

Malala Yousafzai’s Story

At a young age, Malala Yousafzai campaigned for women to receive a better standard of education. The campaigner also wrote an anonymous blog for BBC Urdu describing what life was like under the Taliban. Malala, thus has collected numerous death threats from the Taliban.

At the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai was attacked whilst returning home in a school bus. Thankfully, Malala Yousafzai was treated for her injuries in the UK and now lives in Birmingham. Certainly, Malala Yousafzai’s case weakens Pakistan’s global image as we await further developments in one of the nation’s most significant trials.

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