Ex-husband gets death penalty in US national Wajiha Swati's murder case.

A local court in Islamabad on Saturday awarded capital punishment and 10 years of imprisonment to the prime accused, Rizwan Habib, in the Wajiha Swati murder case. Habib was the ex-husband of Swati.

Meanwhile, co-accused Hurriyatullah and Sultan were sentenced to seven years of imprisonment.

During today's hearing, all the convicts, and US agency Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials were present in court while the additional district and sessions judge announced the verdict.

The case

US citizen of Pakistani origin Wajiha Swati was found dead in December, two months after she went missing from Rawalpindi in October. Her ex-husband Habib reportedly confessed to killing Swati during police interrogation. He also told the police that he had planned to seek asylum and citizenship in Poland after the murder, for which he had obtained a passport.

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