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Mahsa’s killers sentenced to 30 years in jail each

Mahsa’s killers sentenced to 30 years in jail each

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Jul 21, 2019 - 18:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The appellant court of the second police district of Kabul city on Sunday sentenced the murderers of six-year-old girl Mahsa to 30 years in jail each.

Prosecutors said evidence and confessions of the accused made it clear that Sajad Agha and Rohullah had kidnapped and murdered little Mahsa.

He said the murderers were eligible to punishment based of the direct appeal of Mahsa parents, in which the two men had been accused of killing her and the voice record of the two in which they demanded $300,000 in return for releasing the child.

After hearing arguments from both sides, the judge sentenced Saad Agha son of Syed Agha and Rohullah son of Noorullah to 30 years in jail each for kidnapping and killing Mahsa.

As both the accused were under the age of 20, they were not awarded capital punishment.

Mahsa’s father termed the court decision as unjust and demanded capital punishment for the accused so others could learn a lesson and such crimes could be prevented in future.

The father stressed “we don’t want any punishment except execution of the two murderers.”

Defense lawyer of the accused, said Sajad Agha and Rohullah had been tortured by police to extract confession. He added Rohullah was not present at the time Mahsa was murdered.

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