Monday, June 13, 2011

Pakistan Court Martial of 11 Accused in attack on GHQ Completed

Onlinenews.com reports that a military court in Pakistan has completed the trial of eleven civilians accused of attacking the Army headquarters.  According to the article, the military court conducted the hearing at an unidentified place for five months and completed the court martial on Monday.  On October 10, 2009 ten assailants armed with heavy ammunition and hand grenades broke into the GHQ main building after killing the guards at the central gates. Inside they took dozens of hostages and held them for many hours. Military forces were called in. Nine of the ten assailants were killed. One militant, Aqeel alias Dr Usman, was injured. The sentence has not yet been announced but is expected any moment.  In Pakistan, a military court’s decision cannot be challenged in the country’s courts.