Pakistani Court Upholds Death Penalty for Mentally Ill Man

September 27, 2016 11:13 AM

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An international rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty against a mentally ill man accused of murder, overturning a previous appeal and a court decision staying his execution.

In a statement, Reprieve said the court on Tuesday dismissed the appeal, claiming a large proportion of prisoners suffer from mental illness and they cannot let everyone go.

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