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HRCP calls for staying planned executions; abolishing death penalty

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LAHORE: Expressing grave concern over reports that a murder convict is set to be hanged in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on September 18, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the government to stay the hanging and announce a formal moratorium on executions. In a statement on Thursday, HRCP Chairperson Zohra Yusuf said: “The […]

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HRCP demand for abolition of death penalty

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HYDERABAD: Scores of activists of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and civil society organisations held a rally here on Thursday to mark the “World Day against Death Penalty”. The participants in the rally led by HRCP coordinator Dr Ashothama and advocate Fazal Qadir Memon urged the government to abolish the death penalty. The HRCP […]

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Pakistan retains death penalty, to anger of human rights groups

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ISLAMABAD: The new government, trying to appear determined to rein in escalating crime and militancy, has ended a ban on the death penalty, in a move condemned by international organisations as inhuman and retrograde. Up to 8,000 people languish on death row in dozens of Pakistan’s notoriously overcrowded and violent prisons. Once a moratorium is […]

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