Ali Sina's murderers hanged
HERAT CITT (PAN): In compliance with a presidential decree, two murderers of Ali Sina, an eight-year-old son of a businessman, were hanged early Saturday morning at the central jail in western Herat province.
Satisfied with the punishment, parents of the boy, who was killed last year after being kidnapped despite the payment of ransom money, said the move could serve as a lesson for others.
Accompanied by his spouse, Ali Sina's father, Nasir Noori, an industrialist, thanked President Hamid Karzai for ordering the killers of his son to be hanged.
The convicts, Abdul Jalil and Abdul Sami, aged between 30 and 25 years, were hanged at 10am in the central jail in Herat City, the provincial capital.
Other co-accused -- two men and four women -- have been sentenced from six to 20 years in jail in the kidnap-murder saga.
Civil society and human rights activist, Kalsoom Saddique, called the hanging a good beginning. She said people's property and life could be protected only through the enforcement of law.
Herat Governor Duad Shah Saba told Pajhwok Afghan News they had received directives for another 100 individuals condemned to death to be sent to the gallows. They included a man accused of a bomb blast in Herat City, he added.
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