Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: World court orders review of Pakistan death sentence
| Wednesday | 17th July, 2019
The world court said that Kulbhushan Jadhav`s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the decision, and granted consular access to India.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favour of India in the appeal against former navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav`s death sentence in Pakistan on charges of espionage and terrorism. The world court said that Kulbhushan Jadhav`s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the decision, and granted consular access to India. The verdict was 15 to one in favour of India. India had challenged the "farcical trial" that Kulbhushan Jadhav was put through on the basis of what it claims was an extracted confession and had asked the world court to order Pakistan to annul the sentence and allow India consular access. The verdict was read out at a public sitting of the United Nations court in The Hague.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, 49, was arrested by Pakistan in March 2016 and accused of espionage, a charge India has rubbished. A year later, Mr Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court. A month after the former officer`s death sentence, India took Pakistan to the world court, and the execution was stayed in May 2017. Pakistan claimed that its security forces had arrested Mr Jadhav from Balochistan province on March 3, 2016, after he entered the country from Iran. India asserted that he was kidnapped from Iran, where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.
In ICJ hearings, India accused Pakistan of denying consular access to Mr Jadhav in violation of the Vienna Convention.
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