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Pakistan execution condemned amid moves to abolish death penalty

Headline Title:  Pakistan execution condemned 15 November 2012 Pakistan’s first execution in four years is a blow to the country’s progress away from using the death penalty, Amnesty International has said. Today’s hanging by the military authorities of soldier Muhammed Hussain for the killing of a superior officer and two others comes amid recent moves by the government to abolish capital punishment. “Government officials have told us that this execution runs against the grain of current policy because it was a military case.  But the death penalty is no less offensive to human…

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