Pakistani Killer Mob Members Sentenced to Death

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:42 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani court has sentenced seven men to death for the killing of two teenage boys last year that was recorded and broadcast on television.

An anti-terrorism court in the city of Gujranwala, in Punjab province, issued the verdict late Tuesday.

The court sentenced six others to life imprisonment, while 10 police officers were given three year sentences for failing to intervene.

The two teenage brothers had been branded as thieves by local men in the town of Sailkot. They were beaten to death by a mob beat before being hanged from a pole.

Video of the killing, which was caught by a bystander, was broadcast on local television.