Last update: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08am

EU deplores execution of two convicts in AJK

The European Union and its Member States has deplored the execution of two Pakistani convicts by the Authorities of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The two convicts were hanged on Friday in a murder case. "The persons executed had not been sentenced on charges of terrorism," the EU said in a statement in Islamabad. "The European Union and its Member States are strongly opposed to capital punishment in all circumstances and urge the Pakistani Government to restore the moratorium as soon as possible," it said.

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