SA man gets even higher jail term in Afghanistan

2010-06-18 07:41

A South African man, who was initially sentenced for five years in

an Afghanistan prison, has had his sentence increased on appeal to 16 years,

Beeld reported today.

The security specialist, Pat Young, of Johannesburg, was arrested

last year after shooting dead a security guard, in an act he said was self


The guard had fired a shot at him and threatened to shoot Young and

his colleagues with an AK47, said Young’s brother, Phil Young.

“We knew the appeal could end badly... My brother is shocked,

angry, despondent.”

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