Shafqat Hussain givern death row reprieve

By lunaradmin - Jun 09, 2015      
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A Pakistani man convicted of manslaughter has been postponed hours before his hanging date.  This is the fourth time Shafqat Hussain has been issued a reprieve where he was found guilty of kidnapping and killing a child in 2004.  His legal counsel argued that he was 14 years old when he was charged and was tortured into making a confession. 

Shafqat’s family was dumbfounded when they heard the execution was halted.  His family had even found a place for his grave.  UN human rights activists also support the reprieve where they argue he did not have a fair trial and was a juvenile offender when charged.  The execution of a minor is strictly prohibited under both Pakistani and international human rights law.

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