Middle East Justice Health Overcrowding PakistanSome jail cells, the report says, are holding as many as 15 prisoners when they were designed for just three people.
Asia Access to legal rights Health Material conditions PakistanPakistan experienced torrential rains between June and September 2022. The floods submerged a third of the country. What about prisons? Zainab Mahboob and Fakhra Irshad from Justice Project Pakistan shared with us what they know about the current situation. Interview.
Asia Access to legal rights Material conditions Death penalty Torture Social ties PakistanIn 2015, Pakistan accounted for 20% of executions worldwide. However, 2020 saw a suspension of executions and a decline in sentences. Currently, there are more than 4,000 prisoners sentenced to death awaiting execution.
Asia Justice Material conditions Rehabilitation PakistanInterview with the IG Prison Sindh, Kazi Nazir Ahmed.
Pakistán: una sentencia del Tribunal Supremo prohíbe las ejecuciones de personas con discapacidad mental
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Coronavirus Pre-trial detention Asia Access to legal rights Justice Overcrowding Social ties Alternatives PakistanA joint report by Amnesty International and the Justice Project Pakistan, Prisoners of the Pandemic─ The Right To Health, notes that the reduction of overcrowding in prisons during the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic was not undertaken, even the second wave was now upon us, and there was a r…
Asia Death penalty Violence PakistanSafeer was sentenced to death. He served 18 years and has now been released on bail to await his Supreme Court appeal. Excerpts.
Asia PakistanThe recent accountability drive has seen a number of high-profile prisoners — including former president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — demanding that they be provided better class facilities in jail. However, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in its latest…
Asia PakistanTaimoor Raza was convicted after allegedly posting remarks about the Prophet Muhammad, his wives and companions within the site’s comments. The public prosecutor involved said he believed it was the first time the death penalty had been awarded in a case related to social media. Human rights campai…