2011-10-01 13:37:30

Pakistan sentences governor's assassin to death

A Pakistani court has found guilty and sentenced to death the police bodyguard who killed Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in January. A judge gave Mumtaz Qadri two death sentences: one for murder and the other for terrorism. A member of Punjab governor Salman Taseer's protection detail, Qadri opened fire on the governor as he was about to get into his car in the capital, Islamabad, on January 4th of this year. The assassination divided Pakistan, with many hailing Qadri as a hero. The trial was held at a high-security prison in the garrison town, Rawalpindi, outside the political capital, Islamabad. Listen RealAudioMP3

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