Nine “terrorists” killed in Pakistan on June 13th, 1996, were quickly found not to have been terrorists at all, but simply poor peasants who were murdered in cold blood. The man behind the atrocity was Major Arshad Jamil who claimed that the dead were armed Indian agents, and that with their slaughter he had recovered a hidden arsenal of weapons.

The truth was somewhat different. Major Jamil killed the nine villagers to frighten off people who had initiated legal action against some of his friends. Pakistan Army GHQ issued an abject apology for the crimes and Major Jamil was arrested. He was sentenced to death by a military court in October 1992, but wasn’t hanged until four years later, on Monday, October 28th, 1996, at Hyderabad Prison, near where the mass murder took place.