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Lahore High Court Stays Execution of Severely Mentally Ill Pakistani


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Lahore High Court Stays Execution of Severely Mentally Ill Pakistani

WASHINGTON - A divisional bench of the Lahore High Court has stayed the execution of a man scheduled for execution Tuesday morning because of his severe mental illness.

Khizar Hayat, who suffers from schizophrenia, was scheduled for execution early Tuesday morning local time. However the bench, made up of Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Syed Shabaz Ali Rizvi, stayed the execution in light of a petition from Hayat’s lawyers based on jail medical records documenting his mental illness.

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