Pakistan Hangs 12 For 'Heinous Crimes'

March 17, 2015 10:54 AM

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Pakistan has hanged 12 convicts, the largest number of people executed on the same day since an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December.

An Interior Ministry spokesman said the men put to death on March 17 included not only "terrorists" but convicted murderers and others who committed "heinous crimes."

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