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ShahKhan007
5th June 2015, 21:03
Once again our shady justice system strikes.


A Pakistani court has freed eight out of 10 people charged with organizing the shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, police said on Friday.

Senior police official Salim Khan said the eight men were freed because there was not enough evidence to connect them to the 2012 attack. Police had said in April that all 10 had been convicted and jailed for 25 years each in a trial held behind closed doors.

“The only reason for their release was lack of proof against them,” Khan said.

Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for attacking Malala as she travelled home from school in her home in Swat, north-west of the capital, Islamabad. She was shot in the head and airlifted to Britain for treatment, where she now lives. Two other schoolgirls were also wounded.

Prosecutor Naeem Khan said the men had confessed to attacking Malala, who became a global symbol of defiance after she campaigned for girls’ education despite Taliban repression.

“During the trial, all the 10 persons had admitted and confessed their role in Malala’s attack before the judge of anti-terrorism court. But only two of them, Izhar Khan and Israrullah Khan, were convicted while the remaining eight were freed on April 30, 2015,” he said.

The case will raise further questions over accountability and secret trials in Pakistan’s heavily criticized justice system. Trials are often held behind closed doors because judges, lawyers and witnesses fear retribution from militants.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/pakistan-police-8-men-charged-in-malala-attack-were-acquitted-in-april-not-sentenced/article24818871/

sensible-indian-fan
5th June 2015, 21:07
“During the trial, all the 10 persons had admitted and confessed their role in Malala’s attack before the judge of anti-terrorism court. But only two of them, Izhar Khan and Israrullah Khan, were convicted while the remaining eight were freed on April 30, 2015,” he said.

Wow.

How does THAT work?

They confessed no.

Big Mac
5th June 2015, 21:15
Wow.

How does THAT work?

They confessed no.

A confession doesn't necessarily mean you have to find the person guilty but it's impossible to know what happened in this case, hooray for closed door trials.

sensible-indian-fan
5th June 2015, 21:25
A confession doesn't necessarily mean you have to find the person guilty but it's impossible to know what happened in this case, hooray for closed door trials.

Its not a confession of some act that may or may not be related to crime.

Its confession of the crime itself.

How can that not be guilty?

Big Mac
5th June 2015, 21:43
Its not a confession of some act that may or may not be related to crime.

Its confession of the crime itself.

How can that not be guilty?

One example would be if a person is tortured into making a confession then it's inadmissible as evidence. Maybe there was other evidence that came to light that contradicted their confessions.

I'm not saying that this is what happened, I'm just saying that it's not always the case that a confession = automatic guilty verdict.

Slog
5th June 2015, 21:47
Who was the guy who wrote a letter addressed to Malala trying to explain the logical reasoning why they attacked here? Adnan Rashid. Assuming he's still roaming around free

Slog
5th June 2015, 21:47
Its not a confession of some act that may or may not be related to crime.

Its confession of the crime itself.

How can that not be guilty?

lot of confessions are made under duress etc. talking generally here

sensible-indian-fan
5th June 2015, 23:05
lot of confessions are made under duress etc. talking generally here


One example would be if a person is tortured into making a confession then it's inadmissible as evidence. Maybe there was other evidence that came to light that contradicted their confessions.

I'm not saying that this is what happened, I'm just saying that it's not always the case that a confession = automatic guilty verdict.

Ok I see....Fair enough.

Nostalgic
5th June 2015, 23:41
But The Daughter of the Nation is in jail, plus that other lady was denied a diet coke, so let's talk about that instead.

filthyfulltoss
6th June 2015, 00:57
^ :))

chacha kashmiri
7th June 2015, 19:18
They should have been encountered and killed

Maybe Pakistan would be safe enough for Malala to return after that