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The mass execution of 12 people in Pakistan highlights the consequences of the government’s decision to resume executions, says Amnesty International.
Over 500 prisoners could be in line for execution in Pakistan within days, after the government lifted its moratorium on the death penalty, new research reveals.
The Government has been urged to end UK support for Pakistani drug operations that lead to death sentences.
The IRT is looking at whether the government should be allowed to keep secret evidence that may show its contribution to executions in Pakistan.
The Pakistani government has suspended plans to execute a man who was convicted at the age of 14 after being tortured and wrongly tried in an anti-terrorism court.
Questions have been raised over the UK Government's awareness of the number and identity of British citizens on death row in Pakistan as executions recommence.
Pakistani authorities have admitted that a man set to be hanged today is unconnected to the Peshawar school attack, but have no plans to stay his execution.
Many prisoners likely to be executed in Pakistan as executions resume were convicted of crimes that bear no relation to a terrorism threat, says legal charity Reprieve.
The WCC has extended sympathies to those bereaved or wounded in Pershawar, offering prayers for the victims and their families, for their communities.
The attack on a Peshawar school shows a merciless disregard for human life and highlights the urgent need to protect civilians in the area, says Amnesty.