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Execution of paraplegic Pakistani stayed by Punjab authorities


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Execution of paraplegic Pakistani stayed by Punjab authorities

WASHINGTON - The hanging of a paralyzed Pakistani man, which had been expected to take place before dawn today (local time) has not gone ahead, after a magistrate issued a last-minute stay of execution.

Abdul Basit, who has been paralyzed from the waist down since contracting meningitis in jail and receiving inadequate treatment, was due to be hanged by around 05:30 local time / 00:30 GMT today (Tuesday 22 September).

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