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Pakistan Executes Shafqat Hussain Despite World-Wide Outcry

Hussain is believed to have been sentenced as a juvenile but was executed this morning, Pakistan officials have confirmed, in what has been branded as a "deeply sad day" for the country.


Another Last-Minute Stay of Execution for Pakistani Prisoner Sentenced as a Juvenile

Shafqat Hussain is thought to have been 14 when he was sentenced to death in an anti-terror court, though he later claimed to have been tortured into a confession.


Stay of Execution Granted for Pakistani Prisoner Convicted at 14, But His Case Could Be One of Many

Authorities are investigating Shafqat Hussain's case after an international and domestic outcry. But activists say hundreds of juveniles could be on death row as a result of a "broken" system.


Family of Pakistani Prisoner Convicted at 14 Plead Against Execution as Final Appeal Fails

VICE News spoke to the family of Shafqat Hussain, who is scheduled to hang on Thursday. He was just 14 when he was sentenced to death and his 'confession' was allegedly extracted through days of torture.


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.