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SLASH
25 Sep 06,, 09:27
EU TO CALL ON MUSHARRAF FOR DEATH PENALTY MORATORIUM
IN PAKISTAN

11 September 2006

As EU leaders and members of the European Parliament prepare to meet the President of Pakistan this week, Amnesty International urges the EU to call for an immediate moratorium on executions with view to abolishing the death penalty in Pakistan.

In the Province of Punjab alone, at least 37 people have been executed so far this year. More than 7,000 men and 36 women wait to be hanged in Pakistani jails according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Most of these are confined in small over-crowded cells.:eek:

"Pakistanís rate of executions is one of the highest in the world. Given the EUís strong commitment to oppose the death penalty, President Musharraf should be pressed hard for a moratorium on all executions," says Dick Oosting, Director of Amnesty Internationalís EU Office.

Pakistan applies the death penalty also against persons who were under 18 at the time of the crime, a practice which contravenes international law. Those from poorer backgrounds are also widely denied basic rights at all stages of the justice system. In contrast, many wealthier convicts are able to escape punishment under provisions of the Qisas and Diyat Ordinance that allows families of murder victims to accept compensation and pardon the offender.

In their encounters with Pervez Musharraf, Amnesty International hopes that EU leaders will raise as a matter of urgency the cases of individuals awaiting imminent executions whose lives depend on a Presidential pardon.

One such case is that of Mirza Tahir Hussain, a UK citizen whose stay of execution expires on 1 October. Mr Hussain has been in detention for 18 years following what Amnesty International believes to have been an unfair trial. He has exhausted all possibilities of appeal and a previous clemency petition to the President of Pakistan has been rejected. His only hope lies with President Musharraf, who alone can decide to commute the sentence.
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Execution on children under 18 :eek: .One wierd world Pakistan eh???

http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/pakistan/document.do?id=ENGASA330332006

xplore
25 Sep 06,, 09:34
EU TO CALL ON MUSHARRAF FOR DEATH PENALTY MORATORIUM
IN PAKISTAN

11 September 2006

As EU leaders and members of the European Parliament prepare to meet the President of Pakistan this week, Amnesty International urges the EU to call for an immediate moratorium on executions with view to abolishing the death penalty in Pakistan.

http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/pakistan/document.do?id=ENGASA330332006

If you have some knowledge of Law you must know that in Indian Penal Code death panality exists and people are executed under it, same is situation in some states in US and EU. Its laws of land and not extra judicial killing like whats happening to Kashmiris, Sikhs and Christains in India.

Also know the the India is on top in world to have underworld gangs which dont need any trial for killings. Laws are respected and should be respected not the lawlessness be a matter of pride.........but hunger doesnt allow the justice system to work.

SLASH
25 Sep 06,, 09:52
If you have some knowledge of Law you must know that in Indian Penal Code death panality exists and people are executed under it, same is situation in some states in US and EU. Its laws of land and not extra judicial killing like whats happening to Kashmiris, Sikhs and Christains in India.

Also know the the India is on top in world to have underworld gangs which dont need any trial for killings. Laws are respected and should be respected not the lawlessness be a matter of pride.........but hunger doesnt allow the justice system to work.

Freak.People in US,EU and India get proper trial before getting hanged. In the past 60 years there have been less than 100 executions but in Pakistan 7000 men are waiting to be hanged :eek: .
Top of underworld gangs??????HAHAHAAHAAA LMAO .where did you get info from????Where do they operate from???Mumbai??? They wouldn't dare...

And has happened to Sikhs and Christans in India.
I'll give you several instances where Hindu,Sikh and Christan girls are raped and tortured by Pakistani Muslims.Temples being demolished.

And you think there are no Human rights vilaotion in Kashmir...Think again
http://hrw.org/reports/2006/pakistan0906/

SLASH
25 Sep 06,, 10:08
http://www.hrw.org/reports/1993/pakistan/ :tongue:
This is when Pakistan was a democracy.You can only think what it would be under Military dictatorship.