Officials report 8 of the 10 alleged attackers of Malala Yousafzai have been freed.
- A Regional Police Officer and a spokesperson for the Pakistani High Commission in London support claims reported in the Daily Mirror, indicating that only two of the convicted attackers will now be serving life sentences because of lack of evidence against
- The abrupt turnaround has drawn suspicion that the initial reports of ten convictions were an attempt to divert media attention away from the results of the case.
- The trial was closed to the public, allowing for claims of misreporting of the judge’s actual ruling back in April.
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