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Kohistan video case, brother of accused asks CJP to reopen matter.

Islamabad -- Afzal Khan, brother of three innocent men in the Kohistan video case, has requested Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to reopen the case and dispense justice to his brothers.

Addressing a press conference here he told journalists that he is feared that 19 members of his family, including 16 female of Azadkhel tribe would also be killed if the Supreme Court would not take any action. "After the incident we were threatened that even not a single person of our family would be spared," he added.

It is pertinent to mention that the case began in 2012 when a video was discovered in which some boys and girls were singing and dancing together in a marriage ceremony. On which the tribal jirga awarded death penalty to the boys and girls seen in the video.

Latter the matter was raised by the media on which the Supreme Court had taken a suo moto action. The tribal elders gave assurance to the SC that no harm would be executed to the accused persons but they killed the girls which were seen in the video.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 7, 2013
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