In 2012, Malala Yousafzai was brutally shot three times by Pakistani Taliban members as she rode a bus home from school. They wanted to intimidate girls and make them stay home instead of get an education. A Pakistani court has now sentenced those 10 men to life in prison (25 years, which is life in Pakistan) for the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s attempted assassination.
However, it’s being reported that none of the 10 men convicted are among the four or five who were actually there for the shooting. Instead, Reuters is reporting that the men are Taliban members believed to have helped orchestrate the attack, according to an anonymous police official in Yousafzai’s hometown of Swat.
According to reports, authorities say the chief suspect in Yousafzai’s shooting, identified as Atullah Khan, still hasn’t been arrested or charged; he’s believed to be on the run in Afghanistan along with the Mullah Fazlullah, the head of Pakistani Taliban, who ordered the attack.
Malala was targeted because of her outspoken advocacy of a girl’s right to education. What’s awesome about her story is that not only did she survive, but she went on to become one of the most widely known female international activists of her time. We love this brave, beautiful soul and it’s amazing to see that the justice system is working in her favor.
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10 Men Sentenced To Life In Prison For Malala Yousafzai Shooting was originally published on hellobeautiful.com