Pakistani court blocks execution of those convicted by military courts

April 16, 2015 7:18 AM

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of death sentences passed by military courts set up this year after a spike in militant violence but which have raised concern about fairness and the extent of military powers.

The military said this month its courts had sentenced six "hard core terrorists" to death and a seventh to life imprisonment.

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