Jpp calls for schizophrenic death row prisoner to be shifted to a mental health facility


LAHORE: Justice Project Pakistan filed a petition on behalf of death row prisoner Khizar Hayat, calling for the 56-year-old to be shifted to a secure mental health treatment facility, based on his extensive documented history of treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

The Lahore High Court asked jail authorities about Khizar’s current mental state. The Medical Officer stated that several boards have found him to be schizophrenic, suffering from the debilitating psychiatric disorder.

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