Sarabjit shifted from death row to normal cell in Pakistan

October 28th, 2008 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Oct 28 (ANI): Sarabjit Singh, who was awarded capital punishment in Pakistan, has been shifted from death row to a normal cell in a Lahore jail.
The move may be an indication that Sarabjit, convicted for triggering blasts allegedly killing 14 people in Pakistan in 1990, would not be hanged according to Pakistani TV channel Geo News.
So far there has been no official word in this regard.
Sarabjit has been on death row since he was convicted for alleged involvement in four bomb attacks in Punjab province in 1990.
This year, Sarabjit’’s family had visited Pakistan seeking his release and insisted that he was wrongly convicted for the attacks.
Former President Pervez Musharraf deferred his execution, initially set for April 1, for 30 days. This was done to enable the new Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led government to review his case following India’’s appeal for clemency.
Following Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis intervention in the matter, the Pakistani authorities put off Sarabjit’’s execution “till further orders”.
Earlier, the Pakistan Supreme Court and former President Pervez Musharraf had turned down Sarabjit’’s mercy petitions. (ANI)

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