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A human rights watchdog in Pakistan has called for a stay of execution for Shafqat Hussain and an examination of allegations of torture and juvenility at the time of his sentencing.
The Islamabad High Court is to hear a demand that the Pakistani government intervene urgently in the case of a man detained without trial in Guantanamo Bay for over a decade.
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.
Just hours after innocent juvenile Aftab Bahadur was hanged, Pakistan’s Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal for Shafqat Hussain, says the legal charity Reprieve.
Aftab Bahadur was executed yesterday in Lahore, after the Pakistani authorities refused to allow his lawyers to secure key evidence of his innocence.
Religious leaders from the UK, US and Pakistan have called on the Pakistani authorities to halt the execution of a man convicted as a child, who witnesses have now testified is innocent.
Leading rights groups have called on the President of Pakistan to grant clemency to Shafqat Hussain, who is due to be hanged tomorrow despite being convicted as a juvenile
Figures collated by human rights organisation Reprieve suggest that 150 people have been executed by the Pakistani authorities since December 2014.
A group of prominent rights organisations have written to Pakistan's interior minister expressing concern over the case of Shafqat Hussain, sentenced to death as a juvenile.
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