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Pakistan Sets Execution Date for Man Arrested as Juvenile


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Pakistan Sets Execution Date for Man Arrested as Juvenile

WASHINGTON - The Pakistani government has issued a so-called Black Warrant for the execution of a man who was a juvenile when he was arrested and tortured into a 'confession'.

Death-row prisoner Shafqat Hussain was arrested in 2004 as a juvenile and sentenced to death on the basis of a ‘confession’ extracted after nine days of torture. The Pakistani government has attempted several times to issue orders for his execution since resuming hangings at the end of last year. A total of 99 prisoners have been killed since December, including 17 this Tuesday alone.

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