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Indian ‘spy’ Kulbushan Jadhav on death row in Pakistan seeks clemency

Spokesperson for Pakistan Armed Forces Major General Asif Ghafoor, however, termed as “speculation” the reports that the government was planning to amend the Army Act to allow Jadhav the right to file an appeal against his conviction in a civilian court.         

By: Sarwar Alam

An Indian national facing execution after being convicted of spying in Pakistan has sought clemency from the country’s army chief, the Pakistani military said in a statement Thursday (22). Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav was arrested in the southwestern province of Balochistan last year and Pakistani officials claim he has confessed to spying for Indian intelligence services. He was found guilty in a closed hearing in April. “Seeking forgiveness for his actions he has requested the Chief of Army Staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds,” the statement said. But India has maintained Jadhav is not a spy, and that he…

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