A Pakistani court has sentenced to death a paramilitary soldier for the June killing of an unarmed man — an act that was caught on camera and sparked a huge public outcry after it was broadcast on television.
The anti-terrorism court on Friday also fined the soldier, Shahid Zafar, about $2,300 for shooting 19-year-old Sarfaraz Shah. It handed down life sentences to five other soldiers and a civilian security guard who were involved in the shooting death. Those men were ordered to pay Shah's family about $1,200 each.
Lawyers for the defendants say they plan to appeal.