Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Military court data from Pakistan

This Gulf News report summarizes information provided by the military in a closed legislative session on, among other things, the work of Pakistan's military courts. Excerpt:
The military top brass said that the military courts have heard 274 cases on national security and had awarded death sentences to 161 terrorists. 
The military leadership said this while briefing the Senate Committee of the House on national security during an extraordinary in-camera session.
The military said 56 convicts had been executed in that time — 13 before the launch of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and 43 since the launch of the operation. The lawmakers were told that since Gen [Qamar Javed] Bajwa was appointed army chief, the military courts had received 160 cases, sources said.
Human rights jurisprudence strong disfavors the exercise of military jurisdiction over civilians. 

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