Thursday, June 2, 2016

3 death sentences stayed in Pakistan

Asma Jahangir
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has stayed three death sentences adjudged by military courts under the country's 21st Amendment. Details here. Of interest is the difficulty experienced by the petitioners' counsel in even obtaining meaningful access to the records of trial:
During the hearing, Advocate Asma Jahangir appeared before the apex court and informed that the counsels for petitioners looked into ‘highly confidential’ record including military trial court proceedings at the office of Attorney General of Pakistan. She requested the court to allow her and other counsels of petitioners for ‘pen and notebook’ to note down the points in order to argue the case.

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