Pakistan military court jails officers for extremist ties

August 3, 2012 18:43


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ISLAMABAD - A Pakistan military court sentenced five army officers to prison on Friday for having ties with a radical Islamist group, the military said in a statement.

Brigadier Ali Khan, the highest-ranking officer in the group, was sentenced to five years in jail.

Khan was arrested last year for suspected links with Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a radical political group that wants to establish an Islamic caliphate across the Muslim world.

The military did not provide details of when the other four, all army majors, were arrested.

Active in Britain, the group is banned in many Muslim countries, including Pakistan, for its calls to overthrow governments.

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