Eight of 10 Taliban hitmen jailed 25 years for attempted murder of Malala Yousafzai secretly freed, claims report

Only two, rather than 10, Taliban militants were jailed for 25 years over the attempted murder of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, according to a report.

In April, it was widely reported that a Pakistani court had sentenced 10 people for being involved in plotting the attack in which Ms Yousafzai was shot in the head while travelling on a school bus and left for dead. She was targeted after campaigning for girls to receive education.

However the Daily Mirror reported that eight of the group had been acquitted and then released.

A senior Pakistani security source said they were freed “quietly, to avoid a media fuss”.

  • BillyHW

    Do you remember when the Pakis pretended to care about their children in that school that was gunned down?

    No, I don’t remember them doing even that.

  • Frances

    There’s been a lot of criticism of Malala but this we must all admit: she came closer to dying for her beliefs than most of us are.

  • Muslims who kill in the name of Islam rarely serve long prison terms.