Pakistan’s Death Row Prisoners Face Broad 'Terrorism' Charges, Harrowing Conditions, and a Crumbling Justice System
Following the Peshawar massacre, Pakistan rushed to lift a moratorium on the death penalty, leading to many concerns for rights groups and the thousands languishing behind bars.
At least six people were killed in Tuesday's suicide bombing, which was the third major incident in Pakistan since the government revoked its moratorium on the death penalty in December.
This is the third major assault on a Shia mosque in the country in 2015. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge for the execution of a militant.
Demonstrators voiced disapproval with the Pakistani government's investigation into the school attack last year that left 141 people dead, including 132 children.
A nation in shock following a brutal school massacre has found a controversial way to address the growing problem of school security.
VICE News travelled to Peshawar to meet with survivors, paramedics, and relatives of victims of the attack, and to learn how the region is coming to terms with the massacre.
The commander, identified only as "Saddaam," was killed during a shootout in the tribal area of Khyber and is suspected of facilitating the school attack and other recent bombings.
On Sunday Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced that the country would, in the coming weeks, hang all 500 death row prisoners convicted under the country's questionable anti-terrorism laws.
'We Saw Our Sister's Body. It Was Her First Day in School': Survivors Tell of Horrors of Peshawar Massacre
A week after Pakistan's Taliban stormed an army school, killing at least 148 people, including 132 children, survivors and relatives spoke to VICE News about how the tragedy unfolded.