Pakistan hangs nine as death row convict's mother begs for mercy

March 18, 2015 5:38 AM

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan hanged nine death row convicts on Wednesday, media said, as the mother of a man charged as a child with murder and due to be hanged this week begged the president for mercy.

Wednesday's hangings bring the number of executions in the past two days to 21, and to 48 since an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December. Twelve were executed on Tuesday.

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