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Pakistan: Further information on imminent Execution / Unfair trial: Mirza Tahir Hussain (m)

, Index number: ASA 33/034/2006

Mirza Tahir Hussain is scheduled to be executed on or around 1 October. He had previously been due to be hanged on 3 August. He was sentenced to death for the murder of Jamshid Khan. Under Islamic provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code relating to murder, family members of a murder victim have the right waive the punishment and accept blood money as compensation. Jamshid Khan's family continue to call for Mirza Tahir Hussain's execution.

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