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A Saudi juvenile facing imminent ‘crucifixion’ has spoken of his hope for the future, despite a recent decision by the country’s courts to uphold his sentence.
The family of a juvenile sentenced to ‘crucifixion’ in Saudi Arabia have appealed to the Saudi authorities to spare him, as pressure mounts on the US and UK to intervene.
The hanging of a paralysed Pakistani man, which had been expected to take place yesterday (22 September) has not gone ahead, after a magistrate issued a last-minute stay of execution.
The family of a paraplegic death row prisoner in Pakistan have begged the authorities to cancel plans to execute him on 22 September.
The Lahore High Court has ruled that a disabled death-row inmate can be hanged, in a judgment suggesting Pakistan’s international obligations “should be kept aside.”
A Pakistani court will decide today (8 September) whether the government should be allowed to execute a severely mentally ill man.
A court hearing in Pakistan tomorrow (31 August) could decide whether the government should be allowed to execute a severely disabled man.
Shafqat Hussain was executed in Pakistan this morning despite widespread calls both within and outside the country for a stay.
A divisional bench of the Lahore High Court has stayed an execution that was scheduled to take place yesterday because of the condemned man's severe mental illness.
Pakistan is to execute a former police officer diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, despite the execution of mentally ill people being illegal under domestic and international law.