Prime Minister asks for reprieve for Brit facing execution in Pakistan


Update: Update: Pakistani prison asks for fresh date to hang Briton

How Pakistan government can hang Mr.Hussain when his murder conviction has already been quashed. Second when Lahore High Court already freed him and declared him non guilty earlier, how come Sharia Court found him guilty of the crimes he never committed?

Tony Blair issued a last-ditch appeal today to save a British man due to be executed in Pakistan in two weeks’ time.

But the Prime Minister refused to join calls for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to cancel a planned royal visit to Pakistan which would coincide with the execution.

Mirza Tahir Hussain, 36, a former Territorial Army soldier originally from Leeds, faces the death penalty on November 1 for murdering a taxi driver 18 years ago.

But amid fierce objections that the conviction is unsafe, his family and a coalition of campaigners have battled against the sentence. But at Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Blair appealed to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to spare Hussain even though he acknowledged the president’s powers were limited.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Pakistan as a nation is everything that ought-not-to-be. Feudal, backward society.

    Abolish Death Penalty forever.

  2. @Funguy

    Yeah at least give him justice. Hanging him for no reason is Shame..


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