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Pakistan Continues Executions of Death Row Prisoners

Ignoring increasing outcry from rights activists, Pakistani authorities Wednesday executed nine men on death row, bringing to 48 the number of convicts hanged across the country since the government reinstated death penalty in December. Officials say the latest hangings took place in jails in Punjab, the most populous province of Pakistan, and the prisoners were convicted of crimes including terrorism and murder. On Tuesday, 12 male convicts were executed, mostly in Punjab, in the...

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