Alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was on Monday sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for espionage and sabotage in Pakistan.
Jadhav was reportedly arrested in Balochistan in 2016, after he entered the country from Iran, and was accused by Pakistan of planning “subversive activities” in the country.
In response to Pakistan military court sentencing Kulbhushan Jadav to death, Biraj Patnaik, South Asia Director, Amnesty International, said,
The death sentence given to Kulbushan Jadhav shows, yet again, how Pakistan’s military court system rides roughshod over international standards. Stripping defendants of their rights and operating in notorious secrecy, military courts do not dispense justice but travesty it. They are an inherently an abusive system that are best left to deal with issues of military discipline, not any other crimes. Amnesty opposes the death penalty at all times, and in all circumstances, regardless of who is accused, the crime, guilt or innocence, or the method of execution.
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