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High Court Dismisses Appeal to Stop Execution of Pakistani Convicted Aged 14


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High Court Dismisses Appeal to Stop Execution of Pakistani Convicted Aged 14

LONDON - The Sindh High Court has dismissed an appeal by lawyers seeking a stay of execution for Shafqat Hussain, a Pakistani convicted aged 14 following nine days of police torture.

The execution of those convicted as juveniles is illegal in Pakistan, as is the use of torture evidence. In January, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar announced to Pakistan’s National Assembly that it would conduct an inquiry into Shafqat’s conviction. However, it has failed to do so and last week issued an execution warrant for Thursday (19th).

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