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Pakistan Urges Indonesia to Delay Execution of Man Convicted of Drug Smuggling

JAKARTA, July 25 – Pakistan on Monday urged the Indonesian government to stay the execution of one of its nationals convicted of smuggling drugs, citing concerns that his 2005 trial had been unfair. Indonesia, which is among Southeast Asia’s biggest markets for narcotics, has declared a “drug emergency” and vowed no mercy for drug traffickers.

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Executions Hit Highest Level in 25 Years in 2015: Amnesty

BERLIN, April 6 – There were more executions worldwide in 2015 than in any year since 1990 and almost 90 percent occurred in three countries – Iran,Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, human rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Wednesday. At least 1,634 people were executed last year, the organisation said, adding that the actual number was

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