A Pakistani counterterrorism court sentenced a spokesperson for Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) to 32 years in prison for financing terrorism. Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) is the terrorist organization of Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai attack. The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday convicted three members of the JUD, including Saeed’s brother-in-law, in terrorist financing cases.
A court official said: “ATC judge Ejaz Ahmad Buttar sentenced JUD spokesman Yahya Mujahid to 32 in two cases. Professor Zafar Iqbal and Professor Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki (Saeed’s brother-in-law) were sentenced to 16 and one year imprisonment respectively in two cases.
He said two other members of the organization, Abdul Salam bin Muhammad and Lukman Shah, have been convicted in other cases related to the financing of terrorism. The court ordered the prosecution to produce its witnesses on November 16. At the time of the hearing, the suspects were present in the courthouse in tight security and during this time, the media were not allowed to enter the courthouse.