Amnesty International has called for the Pakistani government to put an end to the wave of executions in the country in the wake of the Peshawar school attack. In an alleged effort to prove that the government is taking a firm stance on terrorism and crime, the Pakistani leadership has lifted the moratorium on the death penalty, and has carried out to the executions of over nineteen people in the past month. Amnesty is concerned by the government’s answer of violence with more violence – particularly when the legal system is “riddled with serious fair trial issue,” and even more so in the case of military jurisdiction over terrorism cases.

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