Pakistan convict dressed in white for hanging before last-minute stay

March 19, 2015 5:38 AM

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Pakistan convict dressed in white for hanging before last-minute stay

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani man charged as a child with murder was dressed in a white uniform, ready for hanging, and told to write his will before the execution was postponed, his family said on Thursday.

Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain say he was just 14 in 2004 when he was burnt with cigarettes and had fingernails removed until he confessed to the killing of a child, a case that has angered rights groups and prompted mercy appeals from his family.

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