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A group of UN experts and a leading UK legal body have called on Pakistan’s government to halt all planned executions.
A court in Pakistan has stayed the execution of a paraplegic man who was due to be hanged today (29 July).
Pakistan has set an execution date of 7 August for Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted as a juvenile following days of police torture.
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.
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