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A Government-appointed medical board in Pakistan has confirmed that a prisoner facing execution in the coming weeks has no use of his lower limbs and is “bed bound.”
More than 16,000 of the most vulnerable people in flood-hit areas of India and Pakistan will get help following a grant of £158,000 to Christian Aid from the UK’s Start Fund.
Amnesty International has called for Pakistan to impose a moratorium on the death penalty after the execution of a man who was a juvenile at the time of his crime.
Shafqat Hussain was executed in Pakistan this morning despite widespread calls both within and outside the country for a stay.
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.
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