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In Pakistan was restored death penalty

Wed, 11.03.2015 15:04



Kiev/ Ukraine in Arabic/ Now the death penalty will be enforced in respect of all prisoners who have exhausted all opportunities for appeal.

Death penalty in Pakistan was used regularly until established in 2008 moratorium. Since the death penalty has never been applied. Previously, Pakistan was among the leaders on the use of the death penalty in the world. The method of execution in Pakistan is hanging. According to Amnesty International, in 2013, around 8,000 people were on death row in Pakistan.  The decision about clemency may be taken by the President of the country.

Before the moratorium was abolished for those who are rendered verdicts in criminal matters related to terrorism.

As you know, in the prisons of Pakistan currently contains more than eight thousand criminals sentenced to the death penalty. In the list of crimes, which, according to the laws of the country are punishable by death, there is, in particular, blasphemy.

The decision was due to after school in Peshawar was attacked by terrorists and killed 140 people, most of the victims were children.

Also in December last year, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has decided to cancel the moratorium on the death penalty.


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