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Pakistan military OKs death sentences for 6 school attackers

Pakistan military OKs death sentences for 6 school attackers

Pakistan’s military chief on Thursday approved death sentences for six men convicted in last year's devastating attack on an army-run school in this northern city, while another man was sentenced to life in prison. The army's Inter Services Public Relations said in a statement that a military court convicted the defendants in the case. It marked the first death sentences approved by Gen. Raheel Sharif following the Pakistani Supreme Court’s Aug. 5 decision allowing for the establishment of military courts. The military statement gave no details of how and where the trial or trials were conducted, but listed the roles of the convicted men in militant attacks,...

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