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Immediately halt child execution: HRW to Pakistan

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HRWThe Human Rights Watch (HRW) says an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has approved the execution of a child which is barbaric.

HRW issuing a statement has sought Pakistan to immediately halt the execution of the child which according to the HWR is scheduled for March 19, 2015.

According to the statement Shafaqat Hussain has been charged by court of allegedly kidnapping and killing seven years old boy.

The statement states that there are allegations that security forces have tortured Shafaqat Hussain a 14 or 15 years old boy for confessing to the crime.

Phelim Kine, the deputy director in Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division says that executing children is barbaric and against the international law. “Executing child offenders is a barbarous violation of basic decency and international law,” he has stated in the statement.

Kine calls on Pakistan’s president Mamnoon Hussain to prevent the serious Human rights violation.

“Pakistan’s president should immediately commute Shafqat Hussein’s execution and prevent a serious human rights violation,” Kine is quoted in the statement.

Phelim Kine in anotherr quotes says that Pakistan should reaffirm its commitments for human right and children rights.

“Above all, Pakistan’s government should reaffirm its commitments to fundamental human rights and the rights of children by explicitly rejecting the odious practice of executing child offenders.”

After the deadly Peshawar attack on a military-run school in Warsak Road area that left nearly three hundred people killed or injured, most of them school children, Pakistan lifted the moratorium death penalty.

Pakistan has executed at least 24 convicts since lifting the moratorium in the wake of December 16, 2014 Peshawar attack that was claimed by Tehreek-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

TTP in a message to the media said that the attack was carried out to revenge of the death of their people who have been killed in military operations.

Pakistani forces began Operation Zarb-i-Azab in Waziristan and adjourning areas against insurgent groups after the peace the failure of peace talks with Taliban and a deadly attack on Karachi air port which left nearly 30 people dead.

Pakistani officials claim killing dozens of insurgents during Operation Zarb-i-Azab since it began in June 2014.

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