Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Death penalty upheld in Pakistan

A 3-judge panel of the Supreme Court of Pakistan today upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty. Aside from its general importance, the decision could prove critical in connection with the pending challenges to the military courts authorized under the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, as some number of cases tried in those courts can be expected to lead to death sentences. Six already have.

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