Afghan convicted of killing journalists

[JURIST] An Afghan court Saturday sentenced Reza Khan to death for the 2001 murder of four foreign journalists. The three-judge panel also found Khan guilty of raping one of the murdered journalists before she died as well as of the murder of his wife in Pakistan. The journalists were traveling from Jalalabad to Kabul when their convoy was attacked by a group armed men. The attack occurred in the days following the Taliban militia's withdrawal from the capital city after intense US bombing. Other suspects remain at large but two other men arrested for their involvement in the murders await trial. Reuters has more.

 

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