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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.”
The UK Government has refused to confirm whether UK pilots have been involved in flying covert US drone strikes over Pakistan.
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.
A Government-appointed medical board in Pakistan has confirmed that a prisoner facing execution in the coming weeks has no use of his lower limbs and is “bed bound.”
More than 16,000 of the most vulnerable people in flood-hit areas of India and Pakistan will get help following a grant of £158,000 to Christian Aid from the UK’s Start Fund.
Amnesty International has called for Pakistan to impose a moratorium on the death penalty after the execution of a man who was a juvenile at the time of his crime.
Shafqat Hussain was executed in Pakistan this morning despite widespread calls both within and outside the country for a stay.