Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pakistani Supreme Court stays 3 executions

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has stayed the execution of three more individuals who have been sentenced to death by military courts under the country's controversial 21st Amendment. The Express Tribune has the story here. Excerpt:
Fateh Khan, Fazal Ghaffar and Tajir Gul had been convicted of carrying our terror attacks in the country by military courts. 
However, during the proceedings their counsel argued before the apex court that all the accused were not provided an opportunity to have a fair trial. “They were not provided with a lawyer to defend themselves and were not even informed about the allegations against them.”
The 21st Amendment is set to expire in January. Will it be extended? 

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