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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.
UK taxpayers’ money has enabled around 2,917 executions in Iran and more than 112 pending death sentences in Pakistan, says a report from legal charity Reprieve.
The World Council of Churches is deeply concerned about the rejection of an appeal against the blasphemy death sentence for Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi.
More than 100 prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests now face execution in Pakistan as the country’s two-year death penalty moratorium looks set to end.
The Pakistani authorities are suppressing details of an official investigation into the shooting of an imprisoned, mentally-ill Briton, says legal charity Reprieve.
David Cameron still has time to ensure the safety of mentally-ill Briton Mohammad Asghar, who was shot in a Pakistani jail last week, says the legal charity Reprieve.
A 70-year-old British man from Edinburgh is in critical condition after being shot in a Pakistani prison by a police officer or prison guard earlier today (25 September).