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Pakistan: Two executions for non-terrorism offences a ‘disturbing and dangerous’ escalation

Headline Title:  Pakistan: Two executions for non-terrorism offences a dangerous escalation 13 February 2015 The execution of two men convicted of non-terrorism-related offences marks a disturbing and dangerous escalation in Pakistan’s use of the death penalty since a moratorium was lifted in December last year, Amnesty International said.Muhammad Riaz and Muhammad Fiaz were hanged this morning in Mirpur Central Prison in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir region. The two men were convicted of murdering the son of the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 2004, and given death…

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