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Pakistan: Further information on Death Penalty / Fair Trial

, Index number: ASA 33/005/2009

A second petition to review the death sentence that was given to Manjit/Sarabjit Singh in 1991 was rejected by the Pakistan Supreme Court on 24 June. The sentence was upheld after the lawyer appointed to defend Manjit/Sarabjit Singh failed to turn up in court on successive occasions.

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