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Pakistan Hangs 351 Since 2014, but Only 1 in 10 Were ‘Terrorists’


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Pakistan Hangs 351 Since 2014, but Only 1 in 10 Were ‘Terrorists’

PAKISTAN -
  • 351 hanged between Dec 2014 – Feb 2016
  • Just 39 convicted of terrorist offences or for links to terrorism
  • Nearly 90% of those executed had no terrorist links

Despite claims by the Pakistan Government that it is targeting terrorists with the death penalty, new research has shown that just one in ten of those executed since 2014 could either be linked to a proscribed terrorist organisation or were executed for offences which fit the definition of ‘terrorism.’

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