Pak SC may remit Sarabjit`s death sentence: Advocate

Last Updated: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 21:29

Amritsar: Supreme Court of Pakistan may
remit the death sentence of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh to
life imprisonment on humanitarian ground, advocate Owais
Sheikh fighting the case of Singh on Friday said.

Talking to media persons here during his visit to the
city of Golden Temple, Sheikh said that Supreme Court of
Pakistan may take soft views in Sarabjit`s case, since Singh
had already spent 19 years behind bars.

Sheikh said that recently Pakistan`s Supreme Court in its
observation had said that prisoners, who were awarded death
sentence and had already underwent more than 18 years and
more, death sentence could be remitted to life imprisonment.

Singh`s lawyer said that Islam also preaches clemency
rather than severe punishment and added that initially
Sarabjit`s name was not mentioned in the FIR and his name was
included in the FIR later on later to implicate him in a false
case.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, August 14, 2009 - 21:29

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