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60% of suspected terrorists in Pakistan continue terror activities

Oct. 19, 2013 at 6:11 PM

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Sixty percent of Pakistanis who have been acquitted of terror charges since 2007 are actively involved in anti-state activities, a government document states.

The document, made available to Dawn News, said Pakistani courts have acquitted 1,964 alleged terrorists since 2007 -- and of those who have been released, 722 have rejoined terrorist groups and 1,197, or 60 percent, are still involved in anti-state activities, Dawn News reported.

Defense analyst and former Air-Vice Marshall Shahzad Chaudhry said Pakistani intelligence agencies track acquitted suspects in high-profile cases of terrorism to see whether they are involved in terrorist activities again.

Sometimes, if released individuals continue to partake in anti-state activities, they are re-arrested, Chaudhry said.

A total of 33 suspects were re-apprehended and are currently in jail, the government document said.

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