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Court Stays Execution of Mentally Ill Ex-Policeman in Pakistan


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Court Stays Execution of Mentally Ill Ex-Policeman in Pakistan

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A Pakistani court has stayed the execution of a severely mentally ill man, who had been due to be hanged next week.

At a hearing in Lahore today, the court granted a stay of execution for Khizar Hayat – a former policeman who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia – until January 30th. Mr Hayat’s lawyers at the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) had argued that his hanging would be illegal.