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Pakistan Executed Juvenile in May, Court Documents Show


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Pakistan Executed Juvenile in May, Court Documents Show

LONDON - This year has already seen Pakistan execute at least two people sentenced to death as children, documents obtained by international human rights organisation Reprieve show.

Faisal Mehmood was executed on 27 May, 2015, even though the prosecutor in his initial trial had argued he should not face the death penalty as he was under 18 at the time of the alleged crime.

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I don't have nearly as much sympathy for a 17yo murderer as I would for someone who was actually a child rather than a late-adolescent. If they're going to kill killers, then the difference between 17 and 18 is only nominal.