Aftab Bahadur’s killing is not only tragic, it is perverse

(THE GUARDIAN – Clive Stafford Smith)

Aftab Bahadur was hanged at Central Jail Lahore (Kot Lakhpat), in the early hours of this morning. He was executed for a crime that took place on 5 September 1992, where a woman “ Sabiha Bari “ and her two sons were murdered. Ghulam Mustafa, a plumber with whom Aftab worked as an apprentice, was arrested early in the morning of 6 September 1992, and implicated Aftab under torture. Ghulam was set to die on Wednesday as well, but after recanting his statement “ and saying that Aftab had nothing to do with the crime “ was pardoned.

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