ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Diya TV) — A Pakistani court sentenced the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, one of the regions most notorious militant groups, Hafiz Saeed, to five and a half years’ prison in a case related to terrorism financing.
Saeed also stands accused of being the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed more than 160 people, a charge he denies.
Saeed faces six additional anti-terrorism charges.
His conviction comes days before Pakistan faces a possible blacklisting by the International Community for harboring terrorism and criminal financing that could isolate Pakistan’s economy from the international banking system.
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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.