Deadline for Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal against execution ends today

May 19, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Deadline for Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to appeal against his death sentence ends today (Friday), Samaa reported.

According to details, Jadhav can appeal against his death sentence in Supreme Court of Pakistan or to the President Mamnoon Hussain and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

It is pertinent to mention that India itself is unaware whether the captured spy has appealed against his death sentence.

International Court of Justice (ICJ) stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence and states that he will not be executed before the court has given its final decision.

It also remarked that Kulbhushan Jadhav should have been given consular access under Vienna Convention.

He was arrested last year and sentenced to death by Pakistan’s military court of espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.

Shortly after his arrest, Pakistan Army released a video in which he was shown admitting involvement in spying for Indian agency RAW.

The president of the UN court, Ronny Abraham, read out the decision.

The case -- a rare foray for the two nations into the international courts -- has highlighted the recent sharp upsurge in tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

India has denied Jadhav was a spy, and accused Pakistan of "egregious violations of the Vienna convention" by denying him access to legal counsel and consular visits, and refusing to reveal the charge sheet against him.
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Story first published: 19th May 2017