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Pakistan Issues Execution Warrant for Shafqat Hussain


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Pakistan Issues Execution Warrant for Shafqat Hussain

WASHINGTON - Pakistan today set an execution date of August 7th for Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted as a juvenile following days of police torture.

Shafqat was under 18 when he was convicted and sentenced to death in 2004 having been tortured into giving a false ‘confession’. The Pakistan government has refused to back a judicial inquiry into his age, instead withholding a number of documents, notably his school record, which reportedly provide proof that he was under 18.

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