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Last-Minute Stay of Execution Issued for Pakistani Sentenced to Death Aged 14


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Last-Minute Stay of Execution Issued for Pakistani Sentenced to Death Aged 14

LONDON - A last-minute stay has been issued for a Pakistani sentenced to death aged 14 after nine days of police torture, who was due to be executed tomorrow (Thursday 19th).

Following an outcry over the case of Shafqat Hussain, a Pakistani government minister announced this evening that a stay had been issued and that they are going to conduct an inquiry into his age at the time of conviction and the torture he suffered before ‘confessing’ to the crime. The execution of juveniles and the use of torture evidence are both illegal under Pakistani law.

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