Pakistan top court halts executions ordered by military

Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association challenged the establishment of military courts on the basis that they violate human rights and the constitution.

Pakistan top court halts executions ordered by military

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Pakistan's Supreme Court has halted the execution of six people sentenced to death by a military court for involvement in armed attacks.

The top court on Thursday directed the government to halt the planned executions until the completion of a case regarding the legality of the military courts.

Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association challenged the establishment of military courts on the basis that they violate human rights and the constitution.

Military courts were given jurisdiction over high-profile terror cases after the Taliban killed more than 150 people at a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar in December.

The chief justice raised doubts about the judicial procedure of army courts, remarking that "we do not know what's happening in the military courts."

In the first judgement since the Peshawar attack, an army court last month sentenced six militants to death and another to life imprisonment for involvement in terror attacks.

Last Mod: 16 Nisan 2015, 14:41
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