SCBA challenges military court's death sentence verdict

Petitioner upheld the trial of accused persons was neither transparent nor public


Hasnaat Mailk April 15, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Bar Association challenged on Wednesday the first verdict passed by military courts sentencing six ‘hardcore terrorists’ to death.

Counsel of Supreme Court Bar and human rights activist Asma Jehangir moved a three-page application requesting the Supreme Court to issue a stay order regarding the execution of six convicted persons.

The petitioner upheld the trial of accused persons was neither transparent nor public and their rights were not protected during the trial.


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Read: Tackling terrorism: Military courts award death sentence to six

The six convicts are Noor Saeed, Haider Ali, Murad Khan, Inayatullah, Israruddin and Qari Zahir.

On April 2, the military courts handed down death sentences to six ‘hardcore terrorists’ who were accused of involvement in ‘heinous acts’ of terrorism.

The establishment of military courts was one of the main steps parliament had approved as part of the expeditious implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) to deal with the growing threat of terrorism in the country.

COMMENTS (3)

Aphtab | 6 years ago | Reply Asma's contention is correct. However, her support for the 21st amendment was wrong. She should not have supported an amendment in the constitution which was not made by the free will of the elected representatives of the people.
A J Khan | 6 years ago | Reply Time to initiate Zarb Ghazab against legal team of facilitators & perpetrators of terrorists.
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