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The idea behind this blog is to collect information on the death penalty in India and make it accessible. We are trying our best to put the latest information on the people who are currently on death row, the status of their cases, their mercy petitions and also the information on any death sentence across the country. Please feel free to write us and give us your suggestions and comments and also any information you have come across regarding the death penalty in India. Our email id is abolishdeathpenaltyindia@gmail.com The blog is currently managed by Grace Pelly, Lara Jesani, Nitu Sanadhya, Rebecca Gonsalvez, Reena Mary George and Vijay Hiremath. Kindly mark copies of the emails to: vijayhiremath@gmail.com reena.mary.george@univie.ac.at

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sarabjit’s mercy plea to Zardari on Wed

LAHORE: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh’s lawyer will file a fresh mercy petition before Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday in the wake of the Pakistan Supreme Court dismissing his appeal against the capital punishment.
Owais Sheikh, the new counsel for Sarabjit, said the petition seeking clemency for the Indian national will include a letter addressed to Zardari by the condemned man.

“I will file the mercy petition on Wednesday. I have also sought a meeting with the President so I can take up the matter with him personally,” Sheikh said on Monday.

Sheikh said the petition will include a letter from Sarabjit in which he has asked the President to pardon him on humanitarian grounds. PTI

Sarabjit has already spent 19 yrs in prison.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror 7th July 2009)

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