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Pakistan’s 300th Hanging could be Paraplegic Wheelchair-User, Tomorrow


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Pakistan’s 300th Hanging could be Paraplegic Wheelchair-User, Tomorrow

LONDON - A prisoner who is unable to stand could tomorrow become the 300th person to be executed in Pakistan since the country re-started hangings in December, according to some estimates.

Abdul Basit contracted meningitis while in prison in 2010, and due to medical negligence was left paralysed from the waist down. The Pakistan Prison Rules do not provide for hanging those unable to stand, leading to concerns that he could suffer a drawn-out, inhumane execution.

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