US sentences Pakistani to 86 years

Al Jazeera English

by Al Jazeera English

A Pakistani scientist convicted of attempting to kill US military personnel has been sentenced to 86 years in prison.

Aafia Siddiqui's sentence was handed down by a federal New York court on Thursday.

The case has been closely watched in Pakistan, where for months people have been demonstrating and calling for her release.

Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.