Pakistan's Supreme Court Executes Mentally Vulnerable Individuals

Pakistan's Supreme Court Executes Mentally Vulnerable Individuals

By: Shivani Verma.

According to a panel of experts on the Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), imposing the capital punishment on individuals who suffer a psychosocial disability is a violation of the death penalty safeguards. However, the Pakistani Supreme Court is permitting the execution of mentally ill individuals. The United Nations again pressured Pakistan to protect its mentally ill inmates.

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