Death of a prisoner

(DAWN – 

IT is an election year. You would think that the government would be all over an easy win.

Zulfiqar Ali offered that. An innocent Pak­istani citizen languishing on Indonesia’s death row on false drug charges needed saving. An Indonesian government inquiry concluded that he was innocent in 2010. After that, by any standard, he had no business being incarcerated let alone staying at risk of execution.

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