According to media reports, a Pakistani court has let off eight out of the 10 people charged with organising the shooting of Malala Yousafzai.
Senior police official Salim Khan told Reuters news agency that eight men were freed because there was not enough evidence to connect them to the 2012 attack. Earlier in April, police had said that all 10 had been convicted and jailed for 25 years each.
“The only reason for their release was lack of proof against them,” Khan told Reuters.
Pakistani Taliban militants had claimed responsibility for the attack on Malala in Swat, Pakistan. She was shot in the head and airlifted to Britain for treatment, where she has been residing ever since now lives.
The current twist in the case has put into question the judicial accountability of Pakistan’s courts and the legal system