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Pakistan: Official Human Rights Body Calls for Stay in Juvenile Death Penalty Case


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Pakistan: Official Human Rights Body Calls for Stay in Juvenile Death Penalty Case

LONDON - A statutory human rights watchdog in Sindh, Pakistan has called for a halt to the impending execution of Shafqat Hussain, in order for allegations of torture and his young age at the time of sentencing to be examined.

In an opinion published today, the Sindh Human Rights Commission, headed by a retired judge, notes that “there are no eye witnesses [to the alleged offence] but only [the] confession of the accused with [an] allegation of torture.”

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