ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court has sentenced seven men to death for lynching two teenagers in a mob killing that was recorded and shown widely on television.
Prosecutor lawyer Shakil Thakur said on Wednesday that the court also sentenced 10 policemen to three years in prison who watched the killings last year and did not intervene.
The attack in Sialkot city was caught on videotape by a bystander and was aired on Pakistani television, shocking many in the country.
The two teenage victims were alleged to be robbers. They were beaten to death and then hanged from an electricity pole.
The trials were held in a prison in the city of Gujranwala in Punjab province. The verdicts were handed down on Tuesday.