International Court Of Justice Stays Death Sentence Of Kulbhushan Jadhav


Islamabad: The International Court of Justice on Tuesday has stayed the hanging of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “spying”.

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The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed his execution following India’s submission that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business after retiring from the Navy.

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Jadhav was given death sentence last month by the Field General Court Martial in Pakistan, evoking a sharp reaction in India which warned Pakistan of consequences and damage to bilateral ties if the “pre-meditated murder” was carried out.

India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government.

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Jadhav’s sentencing has resulted in a diplomatic face-off between India and Pakistan, with New Delhi slamming Islamabad for carrying out a “farcical” trial and for refusing to allow consular access to Jadhav.

After the stay order Sushma Swaraj, the External Affairs Minister twitted