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Nangarhar court awards capital punishment to murderer

Nangarhar court awards capital punishment to murderer

Oct 08, 2017 - 18:52

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The appellate court in eastern Nangarhar province has awarded capital punishment to a man in a murder case and handed down jail terms from three to 16 years to seven others on murder and robbery charges.

The court in a statement received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the sentences were awarded during a meeting chaired by Nangarhar urban court head, Ziaul Haq Zia, on Saturday.

The judiciary delegation awarded death penalty to one of the convicts in a murder case in the presence of prosecutors and defendants, the source said.

The court also sentenced five individuals accused of robbery to three years in jail and another robber to one and half a year in jail.

The judiciary delegation said it decisions were not final and could be challenged in upper court.