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Pakistan: Further information on: Death Penalty: Mohammad Ameen

, Index number: ASA 33/016/2005

Mohammad Ameen's family are negotiating with the family of the man he was convicted of murdering, with a view to arranging payment of compensation to secure his release. Under Pakistan's law of Qisas Diyat (retribution/compensation), anyone sentenced to death for murder may be pardoned if the victim's family agree to accept payment in this way.

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