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UN Calls on Pakistan to 'Definitively Halt' Execution of Shafqat Hussain, Convicted as a Child


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UN Calls on Pakistan to 'Definitively Halt' Execution of Shafqat Hussain, Convicted as a Child

LONDON - The United Nations has called on Pakistan to permanently halt the planned execution of Shafqat Hussain, and to carry out ‘serious investigations into all cases of children in death row across the country’.

In a statement released Friday (March 20th) the UN's group of human rights experts said: ‘International law, accepted as binding in Pakistan, is clear: it is unlawful to execute someone who was under 18 years old when they allegedly committed a crime’ and said ‘we continue to call on the Pakistani authorities definitively to halt [Shafqat's] execution’.

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