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Pakistan Court Grants Stay of Execution to Paraplegic Prisoner


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Pakistan Court Grants Stay of Execution to Paraplegic Prisoner

LONDON - A court in Pakistan today stayed the execution of a paraplegic man who was set to hang tomorrow (Wednesday).

Abdul Basit, 43, was convicted and sentenced to death for murder in 2009. In 2010, he contracted tubercular meningitis in prison, which left him paralysed from the waist down. Despite being unable to stand, and reliant on a wheelchair, a ‘Black Warrant’ issued last week scheduled his execution for July 29th.

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