10 Of Malala Yousafzai's Attackers Were Sentenced To Life In Prison

On April 30, 10 Taliban militants were sentenced to life in prison for the attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai.

Yousafzai was 15 years old when gunmen flagged down her school bus as it headed toward her Pakistani home in October 2012.

According to the BBC, the attackers got on the bus, and before shooting her in the head, they asked,

Who is Malala?

She was targeted for publicly campaigning for women's rights while the Taliban threatened to shut down schools attended by women.

The bullet went through Yousafzai's eye socket, but miraculously, it did not kill her.

Two of her peers were also shot.

The 10 suspects were arrested in September 2014, Daily Mail reports, and they were jailed for life by an anti-terrorism court in north-west Pakistan on Thursday. Pakistani law, however, limits life sentences to 25 years.

The men are guilty of planning the attack, not actually carrying it out.

Ataullah Khan, the man believed to have fired the shot at Yousafzai, and Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah, the man who ordered the attack, are not among the convicted.

Fazlullah is thought to be hiding in Afghanistan.

Citations: Pakistan court jails 10 for Malala Yousafzai attack (BBC), Ten militants jailed for life for attempting to kill the Nobel peace prize winner in Pakistan (Daily Mail)