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Pakistan: Juveniles sentenced to death

, Index number: ASA 33/008/1999

Mohammad Saleem was 13 or 14 years old when arrested, tried by a summary military court and sentenced to death. This document contains Saleem's testimony; describes the special military courts which functioned in the province of Sindh; looks at the use of the death penalty in Pakistan in general focusing on juveniles; summarizes the laws relating to the imposition of the death penalty on juveniles and gives an overview of the situation of children in detention; states Pakistan obligations under the UN Convention on the Right of the Child and Pakistan's Juvenile Offenders Bill and finishes with a set of recommendations to the Government of Pakistan.

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