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  • Dozens of juvenile offenders face death in Iran: Amnesty

    The London-based group also found that Iran has executed at least 73 juvenile offenders between 2005 and 2015, including at least four last year...

    Amnesty's researchers were able to identify the names and locations of 49 juvenile offenders who face the death penalty, though the group notes that actual numbers could be higher...

  • Shariat court sets aside juvenile’s conviction

    PESHAWAR: While setting aside his conviction, the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) has acquitted a juvenile in a case about a robbery during which a woman and her son were killed in their house...

    The trial court convicted the juvenile and sentenced him to life imprisonment with Rs50,000 fine...

  • 'Juvenile' Aftab Bahadur Masih executed in Lahore

    The Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), a law firm handling his case, and British rights group Reprieve said he was just 15 at the time of his arrest and so too young to face the death penalty...

    "This is a truly shameful day for Pakistan's justice system," Maya Foa, director of Reprieve's death penalty team, said in a statement...

  • NCHR reasons against execution warrants for ‘juvenile offender’

    ISLAMABAD: The National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) has taken up the case of Muhammad Iqbal, a juvenile offender, and urged authorities to abstain from issuing his execution warrants...

    Suspecting he was a juvenile, the prosecution requested that an ossification test be conducted, the results of which confirmed his minority...

  • SC stays execution of ‘juvenile’ convict

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court stayed on Friday the execution of a man convicted by a military court until his appeal is decided by an appellate forum under the Pakistan Army Act 1952...

    Dr Ranjha challenged the sentence before the Supreme Court on the grounds that the convict was a juvenile and had not been given the right to fair trial...

  • Delhi gang rape: Top court to hear plea against release of juvenile rapist

    Swati Maliwal, the head of Delhi Commission of Women, submitted the petition to the Supreme Court at 19:30pm GMT, seeking a stay just hours before the convict was to walk free after serving the maximum three years' sentence for juvenile offenders...

    He was sent to a correction home for three years under India's juvenile laws while four others were convicted and handed the death penalty in 2014...

  • Juvenile ‘offender’ handcuffed

    Juvenile Ordinance 2000 states “where a child under the age of 15 years is arrested or detained for an offence which is punishable with imprisonment of less than 10 years, shall be treated as if he was accused of commission of a bailable offence”...

    Advocate Shoaib Saleem said a child taken into custody for any offence could neither be kept in lock-up nor handcuffed under the juvenile laws of the country...

  • Juvenile terror suspects

    Following a Peshawar High Court order late last month to suspend the death sentence handed down by a military court to an individual, Haider Ali — whose parents claim he was a juvenile at the time of his detention by the military — the federal government has sought proof of the adulthood of at least 10 individuals that the security establishment wants to try under the 21st Amendment-sanctioned military courts...

    If there are hardened...

  • FIR registered in juvenile abuse case in Peshawar jail

    PESHAWAR: A First Information Report (FIR) was lodged in Peshawar's Sharqi police station after a juvenile prisoner claimed that he and other juvenile inmates have been sexually abused inside the Peshawar Central Prison...

    The juvenile prisoner claimed that the jail assistants took a total sum of 6,000 rupees from the alleged rapist for the purpose, urging a medical checkup to ascertain his claim...

  • Three of four juvenile fugitives rearrested

    KARACHI: Four juvenile prisoners escaped from the juvenile prison located inside the central prison allegedly owing to negligence of the staff, it emerged on Wednesday...

    “We have received information that three of them have been recovered and brought back to the juvenile prison,” said the the Gulshan SP, adding that the fourth one, identified as Amjad, was still untraceable...

  • High court stays execution of ‘juvenile’ terror convict

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday stayed the execution of an alleged juvenile convict and suspended death sentence awarded to him by a military court few months ago over conviction of involvement in acts of terrorism...

    It also issued notices to the respondents, including federation of Pakistan through the interior ministry, defence ministry through its secretary, federal law secretary, provincial home secretary, chief of...

  • Kurram admin stops juvenile student from taking SSC exam

    PESHAWAR: A juvenile student arrested by the Kurram Agency administration on the charges of carrying a gun a few days ago has lost a precious year of studies as he was not permitted to appear in the ongoing annual examinations of Secondary School Certificate (SSC)...

    The Juvenile Justice System Ordinance, 2000, was extended to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas by the President of Pakistan in 2004...

  • View from the courtroom: PHC to decide whether ‘juvenile’ can be executed for terrorism

    Ever since the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (JJSO) 2000 was promulgated during the military government of retired General Pervez Musharraf the issues related to juvenile offenders continue to surface in the superior courts...

    The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Aug 25 stayed the execution of a “juvenile” who was convicted by a military court of terrorism and sentenced to death...

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