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Pakistan court sentences two Taliban men to death

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court Saturday sentenced two Pakistani Taliban men to death for the deadly attack on an Ahmadi place of worship in 2010, media reported.



Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court Saturday sentenced two Pakistani Taliban men to death for the deadly attack on an Ahmadi place of worship in 2010, media reported.

The ATC sentenced Abdullah to death on nine counts, whereas Moavia was given the death penalty on seven counts. Both were also slapped with a fine of 3.3 lakh US dollars, Dawn reported.

The ATC hearing took place at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, where the convicts are incarcerated.

On May 28, 2010, militants attacked two Ahmadi places of worship in Lahore with guns, grenades and bombs, killing 94 people and wounding well over 100, Dawn reported.

The Punjabi Taliban, a local affiliate of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility.

The Second Amendment to the 1973 Constitution had declared Ahmadis non-Muslims in Pakistan.

Having been deemed `wajib-ul-qatl` (deserving of death) by many in the country, Ahmadis in Pakistan have been hounded for their faith with the laws of the land strengthening this discrimination.

From Zee News

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