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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.
Aftab Bahadur was executed yesterday in Lahore, after the Pakistani authorities refused to allow his lawyers to secure key evidence of his innocence.
The Pakistan Supreme Court has admitted an appeal filed by Shafqat Hussain's legal team, scheduling a hearing for 9am tomorrow, four hours after he is due to be executed.
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
Companies based in the EU are still marketing and trading in a range of security equipment which can be used to torture and ill-treat people, says a new report.
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'.
Pakistani government investigators have confiscated and tampered with evidence in the case of Shafqat Hussain, whose stay of execution is due to expire, says the legal charity Reprieve.
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