PAKISTAN: SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS DEATH SENTENCE OF THREE MILITARY COURT CONVICTS
September 20, 2018:
The Supreme Court (SC) stayed on September 19, 2018 the execution of three convicts involved in militancy, suspending the death sentence awarded by a military court. (Sources: en.dailypakistan.com.pk, 19/09/2018)
Convicts – Tahir Ali, Habibul Rehman, and Saifullah — were sentenced to death on account of killing two army officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2009.
A three-member bench, headed by Justice Azmat Saeed, issued a notice to the Interior Ministry in this regard.
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) had earlier rejected the convicts’ appeals; the hearing of the case was postponed for an indefinite period of time.