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An Estimated 800 Facing Hanging in Pakistan Were Sentenced to Death as Children


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An Estimated 800 Facing Hanging in Pakistan Were Sentenced to Death as Children

LONDON - An estimated 800 of those facing execution in Pakistan may have been sentenced to death when they were children, a report released today has revealed.

Justice Project Pakistan and Reprieve conducted a study of 30 prisoners close to execution and discovered that 10% were arrested and sentenced to death while still children. Should this figure hold true across the entire death row population, there could be over 800 people convicted as children among the more than 8000 prisoners currently sentenced to death.

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