Pakistan executes 64 prisoners since lifting moratorium in December 2014
April 2, Islamabad: Since Pakistan lifted a six-year moratorium on the death penalty following Peshawar school carnage in December 2014, authorities have executed 64 death row prisoners at a rate of one every two days.
Amnesty International said executions around the World declined by 22% last year whereas 98 countries abolished death penalty. Authorities in Pakistan said lifting the moratorium was solely aimed at tackling terrorist charges nevertheless the capital punishment was expanded to include all charges and 8,200 death row prisoners. Pakistan executed 64 people since December, more than Iraq did during the entire 2014.
The Oslo Times