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Court Allows Challenge to Execution of Pakistani Convicted as Juvenile


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Court Allows Challenge to Execution of Pakistani Convicted as Juvenile

LONDON - The Islamabad High Court has today said it will hear the first significant legal challenge to the execution of a Pakistani who was convicted as a juvenile.

In an order handed down this morning, the Court told the Pakistani government to appear in court in two weeks to respond to concerns about the planned execution of Shafqat Hussain. Mr Hussain was arrested in 2004 as a minor and sentenced to death, on the basis of a ‘confession’ extracted from him after nine days of torture.

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