Punjab’s top law officer has told Pakistan’s Supreme Court that the state had made failings in the case of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic man who faces hanging. Pakistan has signed international treaties banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of UK funding for international counter-narcotics operations may be contributing to higher numbers of death sentences and executions abroad, the international human rights organisation Reprieve has found.
A severely mentally ill man faces hanging in Pakistan tomorrow (20 September 2016) despite a medical report that diagnosed him as “insane”. Pakistan has signed international agreements banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.