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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.
A Pakistan court has stayed the execution of Shafqat Hussain, who was sentenced to death as a juvenile and was due to be executed today.
The Pakistani government has issued a so-called 'Black Warrant' for the execution of a man who was a juvenile when he was arrested and tortured into a 'confession'.
The Islamabad High Court has said it will hear the first significant legal challenge to the execution of a Pakistani who was convicted as a juvenile.
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